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Metastaze (2009)

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 overview, first billed only:
Rene Bitorajac ... Krpa
Franjo Dijak Franjo Dijak ... Filip
Robert Ugrina Robert Ugrina ... Kizo
Rakan Rushaidat Rakan Rushaidat ... Dejo
Ivo Gregurevic 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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Genres:

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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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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No job, no future, no perspective, no nothing for a skinhead, alcoholic, junkie, and ex junkie while hanging around in Zagreb.
28 May 2009 | by ali_dziSee all my reviews

This is a movie about 4 guys without job, future or any kind of perspective. They spend their time on drinking, fighting, fanatically cheering for their local soccer club, lift shopping, stealing, drug smuggling, etc. So this movie shows how modern Croatian life becomes a copy of Western European countries. I like to say: That's what we fought for! For not having a jobs, not having any security, not having a lot of things that generation before us has had. Well, I don't want to sound nostalgic, but this movie shows to those who remember that we could do better (characters in the movie are too young to remember), much better. Now about movie itself.

I am amazed by realism, good dialogs, correct acting (at last realistic fight scenes), perfect camera, sound (the only real Croatian rock'n'roll band Majke). Not that I haven't seen those things in other movies, but not in Croatian (with few exceptions!). There is no real plot, things are just happening like any given day, and they are very well described.

All those things made me to give 9/10, as a support to Croatian movie makers to go where our neighbors (Bosina, Serbia, Romania) already came some time ago.


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