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The Priest's Children (2013)
"Svecenikova djeca" (original title)

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A young priest gets an idea to pierce condoms before they are sold in order to increase the birth rate of his island.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kresimir Mikic ...
Don Fabijan
Niksa Butijer ...
Petar
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Marija
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Inge Appelt ...
Strina
Petar Atanasoski ...
Mali od Pave
Ana Begic ...
Verica
Mile Blazevic ...
Gashi Bedri
Goran Bogdan ...
Jure
Zdenko Botic ...
Don Jakov
Niko Bresan ...
Djecak na klavijaturama
Vinko Bresan ...
Bolnicar #1
Ivan Brkic ...
Luka
Dusan Bucan ...
Invalid Mikula
Senka Bulic ...
Perka
Nika Burdjelez ...
Gashijeva kcer
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Don Fabijan is a young priest who comes to serve on an unnamed small island in the Adriatic. In order to help increase birth rate on the island, he decides to pierce condoms before they are sold. He therefore teams up with the newsagent Petar and the pharmacist Marin. After they abolish all forms of birth control on the entire island, the consequences become more and more complicated. Written by lletaif

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Doesn't live up to the hype
24 February 2013 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

You could get a few good laughs at few witty situations and that's it, other jokes are just too simplistic, just swears and contrasts with no buildup, e.g. priest is doing something you wouldn't expect him doing and so on, which for some reason works for Croatian audience, especially if the swears are in Croatian language. Although it starts fairly promising, of all the crazy funny possibilities that could have happened, nothing very complex or clever actually happens, character acts gets annoying as they continue to do ridiculous things which you would expect only in Aaron Seltzer movies. All characters are stereotypes, PTSD racist war veteran, mad woman, stupid cop and so on, to make cheesy short simplistic gigs all the more easier to put in the movie, most of them only funny to people that are familiar with the situation in the country.

Movie with all its goofy characters, tries to send a serious critique to church, that just doesn't work in a silly comedy such as this one. Biggest mistake is that the movie, although it makes fun on the expense of everyone that a common man in Croatia talks bad about on daily basis (also a thing that is closely related to Croatian mentality) politicians, nationalists, priests, cops etc., revolves around church while trying to make it look as bad as it can. It mocks church in a way that is funny only to those who mock and dislike church (and there are many of those here, thus making such success in the theaters).

If you like simple jokes on the expense of people you highly dislike, and you find profanity hilarious, than go for it, but if you expect anything more than that, or you do not enjoy making fun of people mostly in a mean and not clever way, this movie isn't for you.

We just have to wait for another movie that will bring Croatian cinematography from the dead, this is just mindless fun for a common Joe, to relax and get his mind of everyday troubles. I can't say that I expected much from a movie made by taxpayers money (HRT, Croatian National Television, production).


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