No Man Is an Island
by Igor Šterk
A documentary portrait of a group of people who had served in the Yugoslav National Army just a few years before the war in the ex-Yugoslavia started. They served a year on the island of Vis, at the time called “The Fortress of Adriatic” because of its strategic position and numerous military installations all over the island. Vis was one of the two Yugoslav islands that foreigners were forbidden to visit. In a very small military barracks on the edge of the island, far away from any civilization, bizarre things started to happen. Thirty years later, ten former soldiers from the same military barracks remember the events. They are of different nationalities – from Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, to Montenegro – which will be at war with each other just a few years later. Their stories subtly reveal why it is no wonder that Yugoslavia as a country fell apart.
The filmmaker and producer Igor Šterk (1968) is known to the international film audiences for his well-received and award-winning features, including his debut Express, Express (1997), Ljubljana (2002), Fine Tuning (2005), 9:06 (2009), and the youth film Come Along (2016).
Zdenka Gold, Dragoljub Prvanović, Biljana Prvanović
directors of photography
Marko Brdar, Joško Morović
RTV Slovenija, Gustav film, Art Rebel 9, Studio 100, Spiritus Movens, Gabisof
Slovenian Film Centre, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Film Center Serbia
A. A. C. Production