Kenedi Is Getting Married

  • 80'
  • Serbia
  • 2007
Kenedi Goes Back Home (IFFR 2004) told the story of Yugoslavs who left the country during war and were sent back home in 2002. Zelimir Zilnik followed the stories of a few families, and especially that of the outstanding 'rebel with a cause', Kenedi Hasani. Fascinated by this person, the director found the protagonist two years later in Vienna and shot a short about him.
With his latest film Kenedi is Getting Married, he comes back to the same personage for the third time. It is difficult to specify the genre but one could say it is a social docudrama where Kenedi, from being an object, becomes an active subject of the film. He agrees to re-enact his own life, with a few documentary sequences included.
Kenedi is in considerable debt after building a house for his family. He finds himself searching for any kind of work to support himself - for as little as 10 euros a day. Ultimately, he decides to look for money in the sex business. Initially offering his services to older ladies and widows, he expands his ‘business’ to offer sex to wealthy men. Later on he finds out that the more lucrative business might be marrying someone from the west and he sets off on his search for a suitable partner. According to Zilnik, this is not the end of the story and his artistic fascination will surely have a follow-up. (LC)

Zelimir Zilnik
Country of production
Production Year
Festival Edition
IFFR 2008
Original title
Kenedi se zeni
Roma, German, Serbian
Zelimir Zilnik, Zoran Milesevic
Production Companies
Terra Film, Jet Co. / RTV VK
Jet Company
Zelimir Zilnik
Miodrag Milosevic
Vuk Vukmirovic, Branislav Klasnja
Kenedi Hasani, Salji Hasani