- Published on Saturday, 31 December 2011 23:55
Written, directed and edited by: Jovan Joca Jovanović
U opasnosti - final single from the debut album "WTF is Gruvlend?" by Belgrade's band Zemlja gruva represents simultaneously their New Year's Greeting. The message of the song is not in the usual spirit of Chrismas, but rather in the spirit of the times ahead of us, the year marked as Apocalyptic, and also election year in Serbia.
The video was made in collaboration with Jovan Joca Jovanović, legendary Yugoslavian and Serbian film director. The video was made using sequences from the film "Mlad i zdrav kao ruža" and was edited by the author himself to the music and lyrics of Zemlja gruva. The video and song combined to create new context and depth.
Jovan Joca Jovanović, "enfant terrible" of Yugoslav cinematography with only one feature film managed to break all the taboos of socialist society and show that it is possible to make a brave and sincere work of art that pushes boundaries even in the authoritarian system. The film that, according to critics, represents "a slap in the face of conventions", Joca Jovanović depicts the underworld in the seventies and builds the portrait of antihero who becomes the model for everything that we had to live through during the nineties and the consequences of which we still feel today.
This Greeting comes in the very last moment, 5 minutes to midnight of the last day of the year in which we celebrate 40 years since the film was released and which highlights the message:
"... do something to make this world a better place, now!"