GHOST IN THE SWAMP

DUH U MOČVARI

By Branko IŠTVANČIĆ

CROATIAN AUDIOVISUAL CENTRE - as PROMO

Children's - Completed 2006


    • Year of production
    • 2006
    • Genres
    • Children's, Family
    • Countries
    • CROATIA
    • Languages
    • CROATIAN
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Branko IŠTVANČIĆ
    • Writer(s)
    • Anto GARDAŠ, Edi MUŽINA, Silvio MIROŠNIČENKO
    • Producer(s)
    • Ivan MALOČA (INTERTFILM)
    • Synopsis
    • A brother and sister, Miron and Melita, go to visit their friend Zoltan (Liptus) in Kopacevo for winter vacation. The local residents and hunting lodge members there are involved in a big campaign to help the wild animals from the reserve to survive the winter. The same night Miron and Melita arrive, a boy named Halasz is found half-frozen at the edge of the swamp where, he raves, that he was attacked by a white ghost on one of the islands of the swamp. From then on, he can no longer talk. The old woman Etelka reveals the secret that the ghost had been first seen long ago and that you cannot go to the island because the ghost wreaks vengeance on anyone stepping onto the island. Fear takes hold in the place. The hunters, with Vucevic, Kovacevic and Levay taking the lead, begin an investigation however neither they nor the doctors can help Halasz. Therefore Miron, Liptus and Melita decide to find the ghost and offer to carry it off the island to the shore in exchange making their friend well again. However, the ghost shoots and wounds the hunter Levay proving that the ghost is much more dangerous than was previously thought…
      The film’s story unfolds with the unique landscape of Croatian Nature Park "Kopacki rit" as the backdrop. Over and above the snow-covered Baranja houses with stork nests adorning their chimneys, the unique spirit of the local people, the sounds of tamburitzas and dulcimers and the olds hunters – those precious guardians of nature’s treasures, the children experience an unforgettable adventure. They get to know the wonder of local varieties of flora and fauna as well as the importance of protecting the environment and the animals that live in it…
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