Zona Zamfirova

Zona Zamfirova (Serbian Cyrillic: Зона Замфирова) is a 2002 comedy-drama film directed by Zdravko Šotra. It is based on the 1906 book by Serbian author Stevan Sremac. The film contains the local vernacular of the Serbian dialect spoken in the region of Niš.

Zona Zamfirova
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Directed byZdravko Šotra
Written byStevan Sremac (novel)
Zdravko Šotra (adaptation)
StarringVojin Ćetković
Katarina Radivojević
Dragan Nikolić
Milena Dravić
Radmila Živković
Music byBilja Krstić
Release date
Running time
104 min
CountryFR Yugoslavia
LanguageSerbian (Prizren-Timok dialect)

According to data from 2018, it is the most watched Serbian film ever, having been seen by a total of 1.2 million people in theatre release in Serbia.[1]

The house used for the set of Zona's house is located in Pirot, and was built in 1848 by the wealthy merchant Hrista Jovanović.[2] (see Old House, Pirot).


Zona Zamfirova is set in the Serbian city of Niš in the 19th century. The plot follows the story of Zona Zamfirova (Katarina Radivojević), a local rich man's daughter, and the vicissitudes of her affair with Mane (Vojin Ćetković), an ordinary goldsmith. As it was undesirable for the daughter of a rich man to marry a craftsman, the two are at first divided, with the possibility of Zona marrying Manulać, who comes from a wealthy family. Everything is, however, changed as Mane organizes a successful conspiracy to keep Zona for himself.



  1. ^ "10 najgledanijih domaćih filmova svih vremena: Legende srpske kinematografije! (FOTO)". stil.kurir.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 2021-05-12.
  2. ^ "ZAVIRITE U AUTENTIČNI AMBIJENT U ovoj kući snimljeni su "Zona Zanfirova" i "Ivkova slava" (VIDEO)". Blic.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 2021-05-12.

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