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Long Dark Night (2004)

Duga mracna noc (original title)
"Duga mraèna noæ" is a story about Croatian partisans fight Hitler's troops during WWII.

Director:

Antun Vrdoljak

Writers:

Wolfgang Held (original concept), Antun Vrdoljak
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Goran Visnjic ... Ivan Kolar - Iva
Mustafa Nadarevic ... Spanac
Ivo Gregurevic ... Major
Goran Navojec ... Matija Cacic - Mata
Boris Dvornik Boris Dvornik ... Luka Kolar
Tarik Filipovic Tarik Filipovic ... Joka
Katarina Bistrovic-Darvas Katarina Bistrovic-Darvas ... Vera Kolar
Zarko Potocnjak Zarko Potocnjak ... Alojz
Vera Zima Vera Zima ... Kata
Alen Liveric Alen Liveric ... Jozef Schmit
Goran Grgic Goran Grgic ... Franz Kirchmeier
Kresimir Mikic ... Robert Neuman
Matko Raguz Matko Raguz ... Bartol
Vili Matula Vili Matula ... Ressler
Minja Jovicic Minja Jovicic ... Emil
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"Long Dark Night" follows the life of the fictional character Iva Kolar: his experiences as a Croatian University student, his role as a Partisan fighting Hitler's troops during W.W. II, his involvement in his nation's post-war government, and his eventual downfall. Written by AnonymousB

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Quotes

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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Very affected, old-fashion directed, bad movie
25 February 2005 | by milasteinerSee all my reviews

This is one of the most expensive Croatian movies ever made. Unfortunately, one of the worst, too. This epic by Antun Vrdoljak, with its controversial evocations of the second world war in Croatia, represents the hard line and its seems like a high budget propaganda of "state" cinema. Vrdoljak doesn't know that social and cultural, instead of political, criticism penetrated much deeper and proved itself to be far more lasting than any type of political confrontation. In fact, that's not a movie but a series of "wise saying" spoken by the one-dimensional and totally unnatural and affected characters. Very boring and awkward direction, graced with the terrible acting makes this movie as one of the worst ever made in Ex-Yugoslav countries.


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Release Date:

7 March 2004 (Croatia) See more »

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Duga mračna noć See more »

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Karlovac, Croatia See more »

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