90 min


We Were the World Champions

Bili smo prvaci sveta

Directing: Ivica Vidanovic


The film is a testimonial on how the famous Yugoslav school of basketball was formed. Through the characters of the four of its forefathers - Nebojša Popović, Bora Stanković, Radomir Šaper and Aleksandar Nikolić - it tells a story of the maturation of an idea that united them and made them into world-renowned sports legends. It takes us from a boy’s first hoops during the World War II in Belgrade, first loves, foundation of the first clubs, to the golden heights reached by the Yugoslav national team. In a country that was constantly treading water between East and West, basketball rose above all existing ideas, even the American and Soviet ideas. A game was born, which could not be seen in textbooks, in which imagination had the final word over tactics. In the decisive game in the "Tivoli" hall, America was defeated and the crazed audiences chanted at the Americans - who had, just one year prior to that, sent a man to the Moon - “The moon is yours, the gold is ours”.
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