DRAŽEN PETROVIĆ - THE BASKETBALL MOZART

By Jakov SEDLAR, Dominik SEDLAR

CROATIAN FILMS LTD/HRVATSKI FILM D.O.O. - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 1996

In June of 1993, at the height of his career, Dražen Petrovic, one of the best basketball talents, or as Juan Antonio Samaranch put it – “the best European basketball player of all times”, left us forever. This is a story about his life, motivation, enthusiasm and tragic death.

    • Year of production
    • 1996
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • CROATIA
    • Languages
    • CROATIAN, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 57 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jakov SEDLAR, Dominik SEDLAR
    • Writer(s)
    • Neven BARTIČEVIĆ, Hrvoje HITREC
    • Producer(s)
    • Goran BUNČIĆ, Igor PRIZMIĆ
    • Synopsis
    • On the 7th of June 1993, the death of Dražen Petrović shook the whole world. At the height of his career, one of the best basketball talents, or as Juan Antonio Samaranch put it – “the best European basketball player of all times”, left us forever.
      His brilliant career had begun in his hometown of Šibenik, in the club called “Šibenka”. After his transfer to “Cibona” where he achieves whatever has to be achieved, he leaves for Madrid, where he becomes the leading player of “Real” and the most popular foreign player in Spain.
      Soon, Europe does not satisfy him anymore, so in 1989 he goes to the USA, to the best basketball league in the world – NBA. At the beginning, he plays for the Portland Blazers and. In 1991 he transfers to the New Jersey Nets, where he achieves great results. During his short career in the NBA, he was one of the best shooters – 52% of his score were three-point scores. He was the ninth best shooter in the NBA, with the average score of 20 to 25 scores per game. He got chosen in the third five for the “ALL STAR” game.
      This is a story about his life, motivation, enthusiasm and tragic death. The film contains appealing scenes from his games in Europe and the USA. We meet his mother Biserka Petrović, his brother Aleksandar, many known sportsmen as Toni Kukoč, Dino Rađa, Goran Ivanišević, Clyde Drexler, Willis Reed, and also personages such as Chuck Daly and Juan Antonio Samaranch.
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