The Wounds ( ) is a
1998 Serbian drama film written and directed by Srđan Dragojević.
the violent lives of two boys in Belgrade as they
aspire to make names for themselves in the city's
The story takes place throughout the 1990s,
against the backdrop of the Yugoslav
and the growing ethnic hatred
The film won a Bronze Horse at the Stockholm International
and a FIPRESCI Prize at the Thessaloniki Film Festival
its powerful, dramatic depiction of the brutal reality and
complexity of life in the Balkans today."
The plot takes place in the 1991-1996 period and is based on the
lives of two Belgrade youths who turn to the life of crime.
Director Dragojević selected Dušan Pekić for the lead role of Pinki
from 5,000 youths who auditioned for the role, noting that Pekić
shared a similar background with character Pinki. The film proved
to be Pekić's first and only role, as he died in 2000.