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Zagreb, ville ouverte

A Feature film by Davor Zmegac

Produced by Icav

Release in France : 27/07/1994

    Synopsis

    Two brothers, Jakov and Mislav, and Sucana, Jakov's girlfriend, participate in the students’ strike in 1971. The "Croatian Springtime" uprising is crushed and Jakov goes into exile in Germany, then moves on to Australia. A few months later Mislav is arrested and Suncana finds herself alone... Nineteen years later, in May 1990, Jakov returns home from exile, having long since abandoned his political activities. He finds Mislav married and comfortably settled. The two brothers visit the grave of Suncana. Arrested in 1972 after a police search, she died during an interrogation. Jakov finds her death mysterious and wants to investigate. Although Mislav tries to dissuade his brother from such a pointless task, he introduces Jakov to a policeman who helps him dig up Suncana’s file. Therein Jakov discovers that the police considered him to be an emigrant terrorist and it was assumed that Suncana was his accomplice... In the course of his investigation Jakov becomes friends with a college student, Tala, the granddaughter of Brekan, a retired police officer. Tala helps him to discover the truth about Suncana's death...

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Icav

    French distribution :

    Lira Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Icav

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (9)

    Executive Producer :

    Denys Fleutot

    Directors of Photography :

    Slobodan Trninic, Jacques-Clément Duval

    Production managers :

    Drago Bilic, Dragan Josipovic

    Production Designer :

    Mladen Ozbolt

    Costume designer :

    Ruta Knezevic

    Screenwriter :

    Davor Zmegac

    Sound Recordist :

    Ruben Albahari

    Editors :

    Bernarda Fruk, Catherine Mauchain, Camille Laurenti

    Music Composer :

    Zrinko Tutic

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    Serbo-Croatian

    Production country :

    Croatia

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Croatia)

    Production year :

    1994

    French release :

    27/07/1994

    Runtime :

    1 h 31 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    80.324

    Visa issue date :

    28/07/1994

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color and Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Director