What a Country!
Croatian Programme - Croatian Film
A suicidal general, a minister in the Croatian Government, who voluntarily locks himself inside a prison cell, and four men of different nationalities (Croatian, Serbian and Bosnian), who steal the coffins with the remains of the late Croatian and Serbian presidents to put pressure on their governments, are the protagonists whose destinies intertwine in a host of absurd situations.
Croatia, Poland, Serbia | 2019 | 118’
DIRECTOR Vinko Brešan | SCREENPLAY Mate Matišić | CINEMATOGRAPHY Branko Linta | EDITOR Sandra Botica Brešan | PRODUCTION DESIGN Damir Gabelica | COSTUME DESIGN Željka Franulović | SOUND Bartosz Putkiewicz | SCORE Maciej Zielinski | MAKE UP Ana Bulajić Črček | VISUAL EFFECTS Pavle Miličević | SPECIAL EFFECTS Branko Repalust | LEAD ACTRESS Iva Mihalić, Alma Prica | LEAD ACTOR Lazar Ristovski, Krešimir Mikić | SUPPORTING ACTRESSES Ksenija Marinković | SUPPORTING ACTORS Sebastian Cavazza, Daniel Olbrychski, Zdenko Jelčić, Mate Gulin, Goran Navojec, Bojan Navojec, Goran Bogdan, Dražen Kuhn, Luka Dragić, Nikša Butijer | PRODUCERS Ivan Maloča | COMPANY INTER FILM | COPRODUCERS Lazar Ristovski, Slaven Knezović, Jacek Kulczycki, Magdalena Zimecka, Radosława Bardes | COPRODUCED BY Orka Productions Studio (PL), Zillion Film (RS) | DISTRIBUTION 2i Film
Vinko Brešan (Zagreb, 1964) studies comparative literature and philosophy at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and film and TV directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. His debut feature film, How the War Started on My Island, became the second best box-office film, after Titanic, in Croatian cinemas since 1990. His films Marshal Tito’s Spirit and The Witnesses have received awards at film festivals in Berlin and Karlovy Vary. His comedy The Priest’s Children (2013) was nominated for Best Comedy by the European