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On 8th December 2005, the world media reported that a fugitive charged for war crimes, Croatian general Ante Gotovina was finally arrested in the Canary Islands (Tenerife, Playa de Las Americas). His dramatic life begins with the shocking death of his mother. At age 18, he joined the French Foreign Legion. He was seriously wounded and transferred as a military instructor to South America. He married Ximena in Colombia. But in 1991, he accidentally found out there was a war going on in Croatia. He returned to Croatia and joined the Croatian Army.

HR | 2019 | 163’
war drama | WORLD PREMIERE

DIRECTOR Antun Vrdoljak | SCREENPLAY Antun Vrdo-ljak | CINEMATOGRAPHY Vjekoslav Vrdoljak | EDITOR Alfred Kolombo | PRODUCTION DESIGN Mario Ive-zić | COSTUME DESIGN Vedrana Rapić | SCORE Siniša Leopold | MAKE UP Ana Bulajić Črček | VISUAL EFFECTS Kristijan Mršić | SPECIAL EFFECTS Zvonimir Krivec | LEAD ACTRESS Nataša Janjić | LEAD ACTOR Goran Višnjić | SUPPORTING ACTRESSES Olga Pakalović, Iva Kraljević | SUPPORTING ACTORS Mustafa Nadarević, Goran Navojec, Borko Perić, Tarik Filipović, Boris Svrtan, Ivo Gregurević, Rene Bitorajac, Robert Budak | PRODUCERS Andrija Vrdoljak, Goran Višnjić, Antun Vrdoljak, Kazimir Bač-ić | COMPANY Kiklop film d.o.o. za audiovizualnu produkciju | COPRODUCERS Slaven Knezović | COPRODUCED BY KFU Oktavijan (BiH) KFU Oktavijan (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Antun Vrdoljak (Imotski, 1931) graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. He was an actor, and after that the director and screenwriter of numerous feature films and TV series, with the most well-know being When You Hear the Bells, The PineTree in the Mounta-in, Snowstorm, films and TV series Cyclops, The Glembays, and Long Dark Night, as well as the TV series Beggars and Sons. He received the Silver Prize at the Moscow International Film Festival in 1969 and has received the Golden Arena for Best Actor, Best Screenplay and Best Director at Pula Film Festival.

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