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  • HR, BA, RS
  • 2009
  • 85'
  • 35 mm
  • color
  • crime, drama
  • Orig. Title: Metastaze

Metastases depicts the lives of a young generation who grew up during the Croatian Homeland War and the subsequent postwar years. It explores their struggle to adapt to the new rules of merciless capitalism. The story follows four friends and begins when one of them, a former drug addict, returns home after three years at a rehabilitation centre.

Branko Schmidt
Ognjen Sviličić
Based on a Book by
Ivo Balenović – Metastaze
Dragan Ruljančić
Vesna Lažeta, Hrvoje Mršić
Production Design
Mladen Ožbolt
Costume Design
Željka Franulović
Rene Bitorajac, Franjo Dijak, Rakan Rushaidat, Robert Ugrina, Jadranka Đokić, Daria Lorenci
Stanislav Babić
Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT), Refresh (BA), Lux film (RS)

Branko Schmidt (1957) studied economics before graduating from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb with a degree in film and TV directing. In 1988, he directed his first feature film Sokol Did Not Like Him, adapted from the play by Fabijan Šovagović, and won the Debutant of the Year Award at the Pula Film Festival. Throughout his career, Schmidt has directed plays, documentary films and children’s television series. His feature film The Melon Route (2006) won numerous awards in Croatia, Grand Prix Golden Antigone for Best Score at the Montpellier IMMF, and was well received at film festivals around the world. Schmidt also adapted two novels by Ivo Balenović into highly acclaimed and award-winning feature films Metastases (2009) and Vegetarian Cannibal (2012).

Croatian film catalogue

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