In Praise of Nothing

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In Praise of Nothing

Directed by Boris Mitić

  • Serbia, Croatia, France 2017; 78 min
  • Original version: English
  • Genre: Documentary


A satirical documentary parable about Nothing, filmed over 8 years by 62 cinematographers in 70 countries, scored by cabaret grandmasters Pascal Comelade and the Tiger Lillies and narrated - in simple childlike verse - by Iggy Pop.

Director's Statement

I wanted is to make a cinematic equivalent to the best satirical book ever, Erasmus’s 1513 humanistic classic “In Praise of Folly”, in which Folly goes around the world arguing that it is to smarter to be mad than to be smart. Five hundred years later, in these new Middle Ages, it is Nothing who gets the main role.



    Boris Mitić 


    Boris Mitić 


    Fabrizio Polpettini