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Metastases (2009)

Metastaze (original title)
Four neighborhood friends in modern-day Zagreb struggle to get along as their relationships are plagued by alcohol, drugs, hooliganism, crime and their country's past.

Director:

Branko Schmidt

Writers:

Ivo Balenovic (novel), Ognjen Svilicic
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rene Bitorajac ... Krpa
Franjo Dijak Franjo Dijak ... Filip
Robert Ugrina Robert Ugrina ... Kizo
Rakan Rushaidat Rakan Rushaidat ... Dejo
Ivo Gregurevic ... Filipov otac
Ljiljana Bogojevic Ljiljana Bogojevic ... Filipova majka
Daria Lorenci Daria Lorenci ... Milica
Jadranka Djokic Jadranka Djokic ... Krpina zena
Ksenija Marinkovic Ksenija Marinkovic ... Kizina majka
Predrag 'Predjo' Vusovic Predrag 'Predjo' Vusovic ... Dejin otac
Franjo Jurcec Franjo Jurcec ... Krpin susjed
Vera Zima Vera Zima ... Teta Zora
Emir Hadzihafizbegovic ... Reuf
Ivan Brkic Ivan Brkic ... Tetak Brane
Elvedin Tiro Elvedin Tiro ... Diler Mirza
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Eliciting images of cancer, this drama explores the illnesses that plague modern Croatia. Four young junkies in Zagreb maturing in the wake of war reflect the petty hatreds, violence, prejudices and mood hanging over the country like a disease that spreads with no cure in sight. Written by Pusan International Film Festival

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Crime | Drama

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Language:

Croatian | Bosnian

Release Date:

30 March 2009 (Croatia) See more »

Also Known As:

Metastases See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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The movie was shot with hand-held camera in only 83 takes through 25mm lens. See more »

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A mirror society doesn't look pretty in
26 August 2015 | by ivo-iroflSee all my reviews

"Metastaze" is a story of four deeply troubled friends. Through them this movie explicitly shows some of the biggest problems in modern day society. Domestic violence, drug abuse and trafficking, ethnocentrism, and so on.

The film is beautiful in its brutality. The scenes are raw and the screenplay is simple. There is no knowitall badass character, no philosophy and no bulls*it. It's the world as it is. People thoroughly perplexed. Incurable.

After the war everyone is still fully focused on the conflicts that did not resolve and oblivious towards other aspects of life. Everyone is determined to keep hate alive. The seed of violence is sown. Deeprooted within.

Some see refuge in drugs and alcohol while others in beating the crap out of their wife. Each his own, right?

The characters are tragic. The point? Futility. Everyone f*cks up. You can only rely on yourself and even then you f*ck up even more. The second law of thermodynamics holds true. Ultimately everything really does go from bad to worse.


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