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Duga mracna noc (2004)

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


Antun Vrdoljak


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


"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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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 real ...
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Great plot, OK actors, only that I expected more...
28 March 2005 | by ericaleerhsenfanSee all my reviews

Great director. Antun Vrdoljak showed to us that not only he can make a spectacular, also that he can present the true horror in Croatia. Good plot, good actors (G.Visnjic and G.Navojec were great!) But I wanted something else. I don't know what, but I expected more(I don't say the film wasn't bad, in fact, it was excellent), but I just thought it will show something else. Because the story is going to fast, you can't know what will happen in the next moment, and things are happening in every moment. But I liked the film, enjoyed the series, loved the plot, the actors, the director.... Looking it in a perspective way, this film was a true story about the horrible things that happened in Croatia). So, if you're interested in watching this film, I truly recommended it!

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Release Date:

7 March 2004 (Croatia) See more »

Also Known As:

Duga mračna noć See more »

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Karlovac, Croatia See more »

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