Romania about 200 years ago. Peasants drag a wooden church across a frozen lake to their village. They’re not allowed to build one, because they are Orthodox Christians. The Balkan region in the post-communist era. A Serbian man is looking for the body of his son, who died in a car crash in Romania. A Romanian man wants to find his daughter, who was forced to work in a brothel in Kosovo. They meet by the illegal border crossing on the River Danube.
What follows is a depressing, black tragicomedy in which there is plenty of drinking and prostitution, corpses are sold for a thousand euros and corruption flourishes. All against the background of the turbulent political history of the Balkans with continually fragmented nation-states and a Babylonian mix of languages.
That the region has always been the site of fierce and often bloody conflicts is made clear by Sinisa Dragin (Tiger Award winner in 2002 with Every Day God Kisses Us on the Mouth) in this incomparable succession of absurd dramatic situations.

Original title
Ako zrno ne umre
Filmmaker
Sinisa Dragin
Premiere
European première
Country
Romania, Serbia, Austria
Year
2010
Medium
35mm
Length
115’
Language
Romanian, Serbian, German, English
Producer
Sinisa Dragin, Veit Heiduschka
Production Company
Mrakonia Film, Wega-Filmproduktionsgesellschaft
Sales
Insomnia World Sales
Writer
Sinisa Dragin
Cinematography
Dusan Joksimovic
Editor
Sinisa Dragin, Petar Markovic
Production Design
Dan Toader
Sound Design
Viorel Dobre
Music
Dragos Alexandru
Cast
Mustafa Nadarevic, Dan Condurache
Website
http://iftheseeddoesntdie.ro