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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.


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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


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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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!

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