WHAT A COUNTRY

KOJA JE OVO DRZAVA!

By Vinko BRESAN

ORKA FILM / STUDIO PRODUKCYJNE ORKA - as PROD

Black comedy - Completed 2019

A suicidal general, a minister in the Croatian government who voluntarily locks himself inside a prison cell, and senior citizens (Croats, Serbs and Bosniacs), who steal the coffins with the remains of the late Croatian and Serbian presidents, are the protagonists of this political satire. What

Festivals
& Awards

Warsaw FF 2019
International Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Black comedy
    • Countries
    • CROATIA, POLAND, SERBIA
    • Languages
    • CROATIAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Vinko BRESAN
    • Synopsis
    • Although this film is composed of three surreal stories whose structure and interconnection are revealed as the stories unfold, the main plot which connects all characters starts on the New Year's Eve when a group of parents – Croats, Serbs and Bosniacs – steal the coffins of the late Croatian president Franjo Tuđman and Serbian president Slobodan Milošević from their tombs. They do it with the intention to exchange the dead presidents for the information about the whereabouts of their children who were killed in the war and buried in unmarked graves. However, the disinterment of the late Croatian president doesn't go as planned. The news about the disinterment and kidnapping of the late president has alarmed the highest ranking state politicians. They hold a clandestine night meeting and watch the security camera footage which shows a group of men masked in the Croatian national football team jerseys digging up the The current Croatian president and the members of the Government work hard to hush up the huge scandal of the theft of the dead national leaders from their graves. Their actions and the desperate parents' attempt to negotiate with the Government result in a series of tragicomic turn of events, leading to the climax which reveals how the three stories and their protagonists are connected, and how reality can sometimes be more controversial and more surprising than fiction.