Marble Ass

Merlin, a transvestite, and Sanela, a prostitute, share a home in the suburbs of Belgrade. Dzoni, who has returned from fighting on the Bosnian front gets to know them. A bit of sex is what he needs to overcome political violence and macho aggression.
Žilnik counters the homophobia and transphobia of Balkan societies which came to light years after the fall of the Berlin Wall with an early and anarchistic stand in what is still, to this day, one of the most extraordinary films to emerge from the entire region.


  • Runtime

    87 min
  • Country

  • Year of Presentation

  • Year of Production

  • Director

    Zelimir Zilnik
  • Cast

    Milja Milenkovic, Vjeran Miladinovic, Nenad Milenkovic, Nenad Rackovic
  • Production Company

  • Berlinale Section

  • Berlinale Category

    Feature Film
  • Teddy Award Winner

    Best Feature Film

Biography Zelimir Zilnik

Zelimir Zilnik was born on September 8, 1942 in Nis, Serbia, Yugoslavia. He is a director and writer, known for Rani Radovi (1969), Dupe od mramora (1995) and Destinacija_Serbistan (2015).

Filmography Zelimir Zilnik

2009 Stara skola kapitalizma | 2013 Pirika na filmu | 2015 Destinacija_Serbistan