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Kino Lika

Posted by easternxpress on August 30, 2009

Kino Lika

feature film, 122 min, 2008. Croatia.

english subtitles.

directed by Dalibor Matanic

Guilt. Desire. Thirst.

  • based on the book by:Damir Karakas

A godforsaken mountain village is the only home that a young football player, a miser peasant and a fat girl have. This isolated part of the country finds itself in the middle of the referendum for or against the EU. Our characters couldn’t care less – they are absorbed in their problems. The young football player who accidentally killed his mother doesn’t want to join a rich foreign football team and is willing to risk his father’s love because of it. The lonely fat girl is so desperate for a friend and for a lover that she will end up seeking both in the pig-sty. The miser peasant will find out that the real misery is in loneliness.

Daring and challenging, this emotional story set in the grotesque world of a bizarre village glides between ridiculous and tragic, aiming to take us back to the most hidden and also the most intense feelings we might have.


  • Mike:Kresimir Mikic
  • Olga:Areta Curkovic
  • Joso:Ivo Gregurevic
  • Mike’s father:Danko Ljustina
  • Joso’s wife:Jasna Zalica
  • Doctor:Milan Plestina
  • Aunt:Nada Gacesic-Livakovic
  • Crone:Dara Vukic
  • Jele:Marija Tadic
  • Iguman:Milivoj Beader
  • Gliso:Damir Karakas
  • Boy:Petar Tudja
  • Policeman:Filip Rados

Produced by Kinorama.

Screening at the EasternXpress festival 2009.


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