THE KING

KRALJ

By Dejan ACIMOVIC

DA FILM - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2011

World-record-breaker, champion athlete, amputee, survivor: the true story of Croatia's greatest sportsman ever, Darko Kralj.

Festivals
& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2012
Doc Corner
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • CROATIA
    • Languages
    • CROATIAN
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Dejan ACIMOVIC
    • Synopsis
    • Darko Kralj is a hundred percent disabled Croatian Paralympic athlete, who was seriously wounded in 1991, during the War in Croatia. For fourteen days he remained in a coma, the doctors barely saved his life, and shortly after his wife left him. He was learning how to walk again and barely resisted depression. Today, Darko is a European and world champion in shot put. At the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing, he became the only sportsman in the history of sports to have broken a world record five times in a row.