Slavica Gadzova

ISSN 1409-715X



            This essay examines the problem of intersection between interpretation and violence, analyzing some important sequences in the film No man’s land directed by the Bosnian director Danis Tanovic. The interpretation converts into violence when the interpretative judgment abuses the position from which is manifested. The interpretation that does not include minimum ethics and which hurts the other becomes interpretative violence. The interpretative violence could be articulated in many ways, and these are the most important: as interpretation which kills, interpretation which manipulates and interpretation which produces stereotypes. The film No man’s land gives an adequate artistic material for locating and thinking over the problem of the interpretative violence.