6.7/10
261
5 user 2 critic

Iza stakla (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama | 5 July 2008 (Czech Republic)
Iza stakla is a movie starring Leon Lucev, Jadranka Djokic, and Daria Lorenci. Through a period of five days, the story follows intertwined characters who live in false serenity and rather chaotic general order.

Director:

Reviews
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

S one strane (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

20 years ago, Vesna moved her family to Zagreb, away from the events that almost destroyed their lives. However, an unexpected call will bring back the memory of a secret that she has been ... See full summary »

Director: Zrinko Ogresta
Stars: Ksenija Marinkovic, Lazar Ristovski, Tihana Lazovic
Projections (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A group of trainee therapists come together for their regular group psychotherapy session, but when their normal routine is disrupted, events take an unexpected direction: as their ... See full summary »

Director: Zrinko Ogresta
Stars: Jasna Bilusic, Polona Juh, Vladimir Jurc
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Wistful croquis of the neigborhood in western Zagreb at the beggining of the '90's.

Director: Zrinko Ogresta
Stars: Josip Kuchan, Marko Matanovic, Ivo Gregurevic
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A small village on an island called Bura, is looking for the 100th citizen so that the village may become a town. The head of the village will do anything to get what he wants...

Director: Filip Sovagovic
Stars: Goran Navojec, Marija Skaricic, Mijo Jurisic
Ivan I (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Caught amid a violent corruption affair, a young woman is forced to make an impossible choice between the man she obsessively loves and her newborn son.

Director: Janez Burger
Stars: Marusa Majer, Matjaz Tribuson, Natasa Barbara Gracner
Nije kraj (2008)
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The film is set in the present day, but the backdrop to the film is the brutal Balkans War of the 1990's.The main character Martin (Ivan Herceg) is a Croatian War veteran who falls in love with Desa (Nada Sargin), a Serb.

Director: Vinko Bresan
Stars: Ivan Herceg, Nada Sargin, Predrag 'Predjo' Vusovic
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Marijana's life revolves around her family, whether she likes it or not. They live on top of one another in a tiny apartment, driving one another crazy. Then her controlling father has a ... See full summary »

Director: Hana Jusic
Stars: Mia Petricevic, Niksa Butijer, Arijana Culina
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The story follows four people who live in the same building, but avoid each other because of the differences in their assets, sexual habits, nationality and religion.

Director: Rajko Grlic
Stars: Nebojsa Glogovac, Dejan Acimovic, Ksenija Marinkovic
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A medical horror of corrupt gynecologists and true events from Croatian hospitals that will shock the public.

Director: Branko Schmidt
Stars: Rene Bitorajac, Natasa Janjic, Leon Lucev
Goran (2016)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Goran just wants to drive his taxi and take care of his blind wife Lina. But people close to him have their own agendas and dreams which threaten his carefree existence. In the idyllic ... See full summary »

Director: Nevio Marasovic
Stars: Franjo Dijak, Natasa Janjic, Janko Popovic Volaric
Zvizdan (2015)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Three different love stories, set in three consecutive decades, in two neighbouring Balkan villages burdened with a long history of inter-ethnic hatred: this is a film about the dangers - and the enduring strength - of forbidden love.

Director: Dalibor Matanic
Stars: Tihana Lazovic, Goran Markovic, Nives Ivankovic
Director: Vinko Bresan
Stars: Goran Bogdan, Sebastian Cavazza, Goran Navojec
Edit

Cast

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

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

love triangle | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 July 2008 (Czech Republic)  »

Also Known As:

Behind the Glass  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Trapped in a love triangle that had to break in a tragic way
13 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

"Iza stakla" is a movie from well-known Croatian director Vinko Bresan and it tells us a story of unhappy life that our three main characters are leading. Marriage between Nikola and Maja Jeren is falling apart because of lack of love and infidelity from Nikola side. Nikola is working as an architect and he's cheating his wife with his associate Ana. Here we've got love triangle that had to break at end, cause everyone wanted something. Maja wants her husband and father for their daughter back but she couldn't forgive him infidelity (although her mother and sister had the same problem), which makes her the strongest character in the movie. Nikola on the other hand is a weak individual and he cannot end his marriage even tough there is no love from his side; at the same time he cannot run away with the women he loves but he keeps on living in lie for over 6 years (Ana). Ana is between two fires, cause she loves Nikola but deep inside knows that he cannot be her man. That's why we've got tragic end (like "Babel" beginning, what happened to Pitt's wife), in which Nikola loses everything and there is no need to pity him because you can't go on pretending that everything is all right when it's not.

What makes this movie believable is a script and the characters that can be fund in every day life. Performances of Lucev, Djokic (bravo!!) and Lorenci are great and in supporting roles we can see all well known Croatian actors. Vinko Bresan's direction is very good and maybe this is the best movie he ever made and maybe it's the best Croatian movie of the year (must see 'Niciji sin' to make final judgment). A little minus is only length of this movie (only 80 minutes); I would add couple of scenes at the end. But I'm meticulous here; this is a great movie that I recommend for every fan of drama and serious movies. Good job done for everyone involved!


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial