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A Stranger

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  • HR, BA
  • 2013
  • 83’
  • DCP
  • color
  • drama
  • Orig. Title: Obrana i zaštita

When Slavko’s old friend Đulaga dies, Slavko feels obliged to go to the funeral. But in his hometown of Mostar, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, this simple social obligation could get him into all kinds of trouble with his neighbours or even with local political bigwigs. This is a compelling tale of everyday life in a fractured society, and a world where paranoia, comedy and drama co-exist. It is also an astute psychological portrait of a man who is forced to cross the invisible line that divides two communities. Above all, it is the story of a man who lost everything that defined him when his country disintegrated.

Bobo Jelčić
Bobo Jelčić
Erol Zubčević
Ivana Fumić
Production Design
Mario Ivezić
Costume Design
Sanja Džeba
Sound Design
Ranko Pauković
Bogdan Diklić, Nada Đurevska, Ivana Roščić, Rakan Rushaidat, Vinko Kraljević, Selma Alispahić, Sadžida Šetić, Sergej Trifunović
Zdenka Gold
Spiritus Movens
Josip Popovac, Tomislav Bubalo, Tomislav Topić
Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT), Kadar (BA)
Blitz film i video
World Sales
Rendez-vous Pictures

Bobo Jelčić (1964) graduated stage directing from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. He is an accomplished theatre director, renowned in Croatia and abroad for his specific and original methods and approach to theatre work, in collaboration with his associate Nataša Rajković. Jelčić and Rajković have co-directed a number of award-winning plays, including From the Other Side, Observations, Slowing Down and Insecure Story. His first feature film Black Coffee (2005) was shown at Motovun Film Festival. The Bridge is his second feature film.

Selected Filmography – Bobo Jelčić (1964)

  • Black Coffee (2005, with N. Rajković) – experimental feature

Croatian film catalogue

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