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How the War Started on My Island (1996)
"Kako je poceo rat na mom otoku" (original title)

 -  Comedy | War  -  1996 (Croatia)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vlatko Dulic ...
Blaz Gajski
Ljubomir Kerekes ...
Aleksa Milosavljevic
Ivan Brkic ...
Roko Papak
Predrag 'Predjo' Vusovic ...
Murko Munita
Bozidar Oreskovic ...
Boris Basic
Ivica Vidovic ...
Dante
Matija Prskalo ...
Lucija Milosavljevic
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Martin
Senka Bulic ...
Spomenka
Etta Bortolazzi ...
Baba
Slobodan Milovanovic ...
Ridikul
Leon Lucev ...
Zoran Gajski
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Vojnik Albanac
Mladen Vulic ...
Scepanovic
Goran Malus ...
Zoran
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Although being one of the first movies to take humoristic approach towards violent break-up of Yugoslavia, this motion picture is partly based on real events that took place in September of 1991. Few months after Croatia seceded from Yugoslavia, Federal military installations are still present with previously recruited Croatian boys trapped inside. One such installation is a garrison on a small Dalmatian island, commanded by Major Aleksa Milosavljevic. Besieged by local militia, Major Aleksa threatens to blow up ammunition depots with half an island in case of any hostile action. During the stalemate, art historian Blaz Gajski comes from Zagreb in order to rescue his son from the barracks. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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HRK 2,130,000 (estimated)

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HRK 3,230,000 (Croatia) (20 December 1996)
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Funny
19 February 1999 | by (Zagreb, Croatia) – See all my reviews

Good movie. Lots of good jokes, probably not so funny for someone outside Central Europe. All in all, one of the best products of Croatian cinema in recent years.


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