“I am the nobody of the Balkans” Interview in French magazine L’Evénement du Jeudi, july 2000

The Bosnian director replies to all his detractors, to the ones who give lessons, to the ones who try to make films, to the satisfied intellectuals… Meeting with a revolted wandering. Bosnian, Muslim, born in Sarajevo, this brilliant director doesn’t accept any compromise. Even if French intellectuals reproached him for “being sold” to Milošević. On this polemic, on his work, on the war, on the tour with his rock band of Sarajevo, Emir Kusturica talks. And he doesn’t mince his words.

Interview by Claude Askolovitch and Florence Assouline, translated by Matthieu Dhennin