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Name: Danis Tanovic  
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Date of Birth: 20th February 1969
Place of Birth: Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia (now Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Profession: Director
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Danis Tanović as a member of the jury at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival

Danis Tanović (born February 20, 1969 in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina) is a famous Bosnian film director and screenwriter.

Tanović is best known for having directed and written the script for 2001 Bosnian movie No Man's Land.


Danis Tanović was born in the central Bosnian city of Zenica, to Bosniak parents. Tanović was raised in the city of his birth where he also received his primary and secondary education.

As a young adult, Danis Tanović decided to study at the Academy of Theatre Arts in Sarajevo. However, due to the Siege of Sarajevo, Tanović was forced to stop his studies in 1992.

Immediately after, Tanović joined a film crew that followed the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina, going on dangerous missions. The material that Tanović and the film crew produced has since been used in numerous films and news reports about the Siege of Sarajevo and the Bosnian war.

In late 1994, Tanović left the film crew he had worked with for over two years. A year later, Danis Tanović decided to resume his studies, this time in Brussels the capital of Belgium. In 1997, Tanović completed his studies in Brussels with excellent remarks.

Shortly after, Tanović began his first movie project entitled, No Man's Land. He wrote the script and directored the movie, which was completed in 2000. No Man's Land was very well received, winning several awards, including the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2001. Tanović was presented the Oscar by John Travolta and Sharon Stone. Briefly after, Tanović thanked everyone who worked with him on the film and supported its creation. He ended his acceptance speech by saying, 'This is for my country,' expressing his devotion and patriotism to his country. In total, No Man's Land won 42 awards, including the Prix du scénario at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001 and the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2002.

Danis Tanović is currently working on several projects, primarily in France. Tanović holds joint Bosnian and Belgian citizenship and lives in Paris.



  • Enfer, L' (2005)
  • 11'09'01 - September 11 (2002)
  • No Man's Land (2001)
  • Buđenje (1999)
  • Aube, L' (1996)


  • 11'09'01 - September 11 (2002)
  • No Man's Land (2001)
  • Buđenje (1999)


  • No Man's Land (2001)


  • Aube, L' (1996)

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