In Beograd, mid-1990s, 20 people's paths crisscross one night in rage and theater. A callow youth dents a car; its owner hunts him down and trashes his father's flat. Michael, back from ... See full summary »
When 3 soldiers discover a man inside a home they are bombing, they easily kill him. But, when a 2nd witness is discovered, she proves a bigger challenge, setting in motion a riveting game ... See full summary »
In the autumn of 1991, a small group of Croatian soldiers go on patrol in an improvised armored vehicle. Soon after that they would get ambushed and their vehicle would get destroyed, in ... See full summary »
Eliciting images of cancer, this drama explores the illnesses that plague modern Croatia. Four young junkies in Zagreb maturing in the wake of war reflect the petty hatreds, violence, ... See full summary »
A successful stage director plans to put on an outdoor production of a previously unknown play by a famous writer, but is haunted by his past in the form of the actors and crew with whom he has to work.
A successful but also hedonist young man gets afflicted with HIV by accident, eventually being abandoned by everybody around him. He becomes a problem for society until meeting another unfortunate person like him.
The film is about Slava Raskaj (1877-1906), famous deaf-and-dumb Croatian paintress ? Yes ?! Then why give her second billing ? We learn a lot about Bela Cikos-Sesija, modernist painter and her lover, but nothing much from Slava. Sure it tells us that she was in anguish (mental illness), but you don't get to know that much until later in the movie. Totally absurd. I'm sure some of our males mouths dropped when Sanja's Vejnovic's cast was taken off, but shouldn't we be getting back to Slava now ? The music is fairly on track, the cinematography was excellent, but the story is lacking in it's core figure. I came away with a sense of "did I miss something?". Matanic's direction is full of affectation and pose. He was simple unable to understand and feel Slava's drama. Pity cause he ruined the great biographic subject.
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