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Svecenikova djeca (2013)

A young priest gets an idea to pierce condoms before they are sold in order to increase the birth rate of his island.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kresimir Mikic ... Don Fabijan
Niksa Butijer ... Petar
... Marija
Drazen Kuhn ... Marin
Jadranka Djokic ... Luda Ana
... Biskup
... Jure
Zdenko Botic ... Don Jakov
Filip Krizan ... Don Simun
Ivan Brkic ... Luka
Marinko Prga ... Ucitelj Vinko (The Teacher)
Stojan Matavulj ... Gradonacelnik
Tihana Lazovic ... Trubacica (The Trumpet-playing Girl)
Senka Bulic ... Perka
Ana Maras ... Vesna
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Don Fabijan is a young priest who comes to serve on an unnamed small island in the Adriatic. In order to help increase birth rate on the island, he decides to pierce condoms before they are sold. He therefore teams up with the newsagent Petar and the pharmacist Marin. After they abolish all forms of birth control on the entire island, the consequences become more and more complicated. Written by lletaif

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Sometime it worth risking everything for the sake of the future.
25 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

A story that set in a small Croatian island. It is a comedy, but also a serious issue that the country is facing right now. So thanks to the filmmakers to foray this matter into a nice comical style movie. Yes, the presentation was unique, displayed everything in a sophisticated manner. It was based on a stage play and was in controversy for the portrayal of serious issue in such a shade and characters.

The story commences with a young priest Don Fabijan who tell his tale to another priest. So the flashback begins where he was working in an island church. In that small town, the death rates are rising at an alarming rate, but birth rates are completely nil. Then he decides to make the balanced ratio with the help of a couple of other trustees. What follows is the confusions among people over the sudden changes in life order of the community.

I got very interested when I heard about the movie for the first time. The title itself was tempting, after reading its synopsis I became desperate to see it. So kept my expectations as much possible low. In another angle I was hoping it not to be alike 'Nacho Libre' with a slightly altered character of Jack Black. Thank god it was a different than others of the similar kind.

Recently I explored into some of the Croatian and its neighbouring region movies and I am happy for those including this fine comedy. I give you a green flag signal to go for it, but you should not expect anything extraordinary from this simple comedy.


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