Promise me this


Original title Zavet
Working title The wish
Release 14 november 2007
Original language Serbian
Length 2h06
Music Stribor Kusturica (No Smoking Orchestra)
Script Ranko Bozić & Emir Kusturica, based on a story by Rade Marković
Photography Milorad Glusica


Tsane lives with his grandfather and their cow Cvetka on a remote hilltop. Except for their neighbour, Bossa, they are the village’s only inhabitants. One day, Tsane’s grandfather tells the young man that he is dying. He makes Tsane promise to go over the three hills into the nearest town and sell Cvetka at the market there. With the money, he must buy a religious icon, then anything he really wants and finally, he must find a wife to bring home. In town, Tsane easily fulfils the first parts of his promise, but how is he going to get home with a wife before his granddad dies? That’s when he meets Jasna, who is late for school as usual…..



The film is in official competition at the 60th Cannes Film Festival in may-june 2007

After a few filming days in february, the shooting really started on may 16th 2006 in Užice, in Serbia, and should last until october 2006 in the region of Küstendorf.

Emir Kusturica wants to release the film for the Cannes Film Festival of 2007.

Uroš Milovanović, who has the leading role (the boy) is also the main character of the short film Blue Gypsy.

Ljiljana Blagojević is also used to Emir Kusturica's films, since she was “Dolly Bell” in Do you remember Dolly Bell ?

In several internet sources was mentioned the fact that Javier Bardem and Juliette Binoche were part of the casting of the film. This was a false rumour.

TV Novosti Marija Petronijević and Uroš Milovanović made the front cover of the Serbian magazine TV Novosti in summer 2006, during the shooting of the film.



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