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Behind the Glass (2008)

Iza stakla (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 5 July 2008 (Czech Republic)
Through a period of five days, the story follows intertwined characters who live in false serenity and rather chaotic general order.

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Zrinko Ogresta
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leon Lucev ... Nikola Jeren
Jadranka Djokic Jadranka Djokic ... Maja Jeren
Daria Lorenci Daria Lorenci ... Ana
Anja Sovagovic-Despot Anja Sovagovic-Despot ... Ljerka
Bozidarka Frajt Bozidarka Frajt ... Majina majka
Vanja Drach Vanja Drach ... Majin otac
Katarina Ljeljak Katarina Ljeljak ... Ida
Boris Svrtan Boris Svrtan ... Bosko
Kresimir Mikic ... Miha
Nina Violic Nina Violic ... Marta
Dara Vukic ... Nikolina majka
Davor Borcic Davor Borcic ... Nikolin otac
Trpimir Jurkic Trpimir Jurkic ... Cestovni radnik
Marija Skaricic ... Sestra Majina brata
Franjo Dijak Franjo Dijak ... Majin brat
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Storyline

The private lives of three nouveau riche Croatians are brought to a boil, in a love triangle, pinning a self-assured architect between his tart tongued wife and his long suffering mistress, who also happens to be his business partner. It's been a six-year affair between Nikola and Ana and Nikola's wife Maja has known it for almost as long. Ana has all but lost hope and walks around bitter and frustrated, while Nikola is paralyzed by his inability to make a life change. His wife Maja, seems to be poised and in control but she too is about to fall apart. When the architecture business begins to struggle, their miseries begin to surface from behind the glass, for everyone to see, and the threesome gradually fall apart, together, through series of suspenseful spasms. Written by lament

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Croatia

Language:

Croatian

Release Date:

5 July 2008 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Behind the Glass See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Interfilm See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Filigree movie, full of emotions
27 July 2008 | by lailamarakeshSee all my reviews

This is the first Croatian film I ever saw and I am really impressed. IZA STAKLA (BEHIND THE GLASS) was presented in the competition of the 43rd Karlovy Vary International Film festival (July 4-12, 2008). Problems which have been brewing for years for successful 35-year-old architect Nikola Jeren come to a head in the space of five days. A life of lies and emotional turmoil has taken its toll on the man, he has no self-respect and doesn't know what he really wants. His long-term mistress Ana, a work colleague, is weary from all the years they've had to conceal their relationship. She wants him to get divorce. His wife Maja, the mother of Nikola's 8-year-old daughter, is also pressing him to finally come to a decision. Nikola is imprisoned in a situation which cannot be resolved: whatever he does, he'll only hurt everyone he ever loved even more. Can something decide for us, something we're no longer used to expecting in life - a tragic coincidence ? Director Zrinko Ogresta doesn't judge the characters in his intimate psychological drama, but he present a very sensitive yet harsh view of their weaknesses. At the same time, however, he poses a vital question: to what extent are we responsible masters of our own destiny and thus also architects of the world we inhabit ? Brilliant directing, excellent acting and great camera-work !


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