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Long Dark Night (2004)
"Duga mracna noc" (original title)

 |  Drama, War  |  7 March 2004 (Croatia)
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"Duga mraèna noæ" is a story about Croatian partisans fight Hitler's troops during WWII.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ivan Kolar - Iva
Mustafa Nadarevic ...
Ivo Gregurevic ...
Matija Èaèiæ - Mata
Boris Dvornik ...
Luka Kolar
Tarik Filipovic ...
Katarina Bistrovic-Darvas ...
Vera Kolar
Zarko Potocnjak ...
Vera Zima ...
Alen Liveric ...
Jozef Schmit
Goran Grgic ...
Franz Kirchmeier
Kresimir Mikic ...
Robert Neuman
Matko Raguz ...
Vili Matula ...
Minja Jovicic ...


"Duga mraèna noæ" is a story about Croatian partisans fight Hitler's troops during WWII.

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Duga mračna noć  »

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The movie was filmed at the same time as, and is a distillation of scenes from, the Croatian TV series bearing the same name, _"Duga Mracna Noc" (2005)_ . The TV series, consisting of 13, forty-five minute long episodes, premiered on HRT (Croatia's national television station), at 9 PM (Croatian time) on Sunday February 6, 2005. All 50 episodes will air on consecutive Sundays at 9PM, on HRT. See more »


Matija Èaèiæ - Mata: [English translation] Watch yourself, Iva. They'll go after you again, and I won't be here to help you. Aren't you going to tell me why you've been arrested?
Ivan Kolar - Iva: I helped a friend.
Matija Èaèiæ - Mata: A Jew!
Ivan Kolar - Iva: Does it really matter?
Matija Èaèiæ - Mata: You've betrayed your country because of one Jew?
Ivan Kolar - Iva: Because of a friend, Mata.
Matija Èaèiæ - Mata: For me, one's homeland comes first.
Ivan Kolar - Iva: Well then, I guess I'm more of a "people" kind of person...
Matija Èaèiæ - Mata: If I were a proper Ustasha I would shoot you right now for saying something like that.
Ivan Kolar - Iva: Then what are you, if you're not a...
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200 min. of theatrical boredom!
3 February 2005 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

This film is a result of a Croatian wannabe director wanting to make a Hollywood type historic spectacle. Naturally he flunked big time. Film even includes great Hollywood star Goran Visnjic??? If you are interested to see how bunch of Slavonians coped with WWII tragedies by drinking hard liquor, playing their 'tambura' instruments and saying cheesy lines during the not so short duration time of 200 minutes of theatrical emotional expressions and bad acting, go ahead... My subjective opinion is that if you can't make a point in 90 or 120 minutes, why even bother and 200 minutes, come on, quality before quantity. But you could probably enjoy this movie if you are interested in Croatian films in general, because this is a very specific school of film mainly based on politically funded comedies, social drama and war films.

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