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Drazen Kuhn ...
Stipan
Linda Begonja ...
Slavica
Ilija Ivezic ...
Marinko Cicin
Ivo Gregurevic ...
Luka
Boris Buzancic ...
Jakov
Ljubo Kapor ...
Bura
Inge Appelt ...
Mare
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Miuko
Predrag 'Predjo' Vusovic ...
Toni (as Predrag Vusevic)
Boris Svrtan ...
Lijan Mulderic
Ksenija Pajic ...
Danica Skulic
Vlatko Dulic ...
Psihijatar
Ivica Vidovic ...
Martin
Biserka Ipsa ...
Irena
Galiano Pahor ...
Doktor (as Pahor Galiano)
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Stipan is a policeman who comes to small Adriatic island off the Croatian coast in order to investigate reported strange phenomena that had frightened the whole population. At first, nobody wants to co-operate with him, but he finally finds that the island is being allegedly haunted by the ghost of Josip Broz Tito, Communist leader of former Yugoslavia. For Luka, the mayor, this is the opportunity to turn entire island into Tito-themed amusement park. Tito's WW2 veterans, on the other hand, don't believe in ghosts; for them, the apparition is actually Tito himself, who had returned in order to lead them into a new revolution which would restore Communism. Written by Anonymous

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29 January 2007 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

Your ordinary Croatian coast or island town is supposed to have a medieval atmosphere. The Mediterranean as it used to be, you know. This time, though, it's a different, not so long ago by-gone era's air infiltrating back to surround you from the depth of the alleys. With the marshal's resurgence it's not only the loudly anti-communist mayor who will reconsider what the end of communism means to him. The ex-partisans might have their say, too. Who's going to marshal this then? See for yourself.

Very good satire with exactly the right mixture of plausibility and improbability in the story. In dealing with the post-socialist social and political transformation by deploying satirical means, it fits into the long series of films from 'former Eastern bloc' or 'Soviet satellite' states doing the same, along with 'Pogoda na jutro' from Poland or 'Good Bye Lenin' from the cultural space, so to say, of former East Germany, to name just a few of many. Watching one is no substitute for the others, of course. As anyone barely acquainted with the subject might know, 'communism' was no cheeseburger for the Eastern so-called 'bloc', to which the former Yugoslavia did not belong. The experiences with socialism were similar, but differences were abound as well. And besides, the films I mentioned are all very good anyway.


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