Production year: 2000
Duration: 94 minute
Technique: 35mm Kodak widescreen, color
After committing a murder in a bar, Martin goes to one of the prisons in former Yugoslavia. He encounters different people who committed different crimes - thieves, murderers and rapists, political prisoners. Some of them are mentally sick. Soon, the most dangerous group of prisoners threatens Martin, but he also makes friends who will help him. What he does not realize is that the real reason for his imprisonment is to prevent him from revealing financial embezzlements of his friends and colleagues. Finally, there is a riot in the prison…
Milan Pleština (Martin), Milivoj Beader, Ivan Brkić, Dejan Aćimović (main prison guard), Ljubo Zečević, Božidar Orešković, Radko Polič (prison warden), Mustafa Nadarević, Ivo Gregurević, Rade Šerbedžija (political negotiator)…
Country of production:
Republic of Croatia
This debut film by the actor Dejan Aćimović impresses with its high quality of production. It was done in an independent production but with the author’s great enthusiasm. Even though the weak point of this film is the screenplay and its dramaturgy, Aćimović turned out to be a solid director. In overall, thanks to the outstanding and convincing actors and taking into account that this is the only Croatian film with a prison theme, we can conclude that Je li jasno, prijatelju? is a solid and refreshing film. The film was shown at several international festivals, such as Karlovy Vary and Solun.
Awards: Pula 2000 - Golden Arena for the best supporting actor (Dejan Aćimović), Golden arena for set design
Number of viewers in Croatia: 3 873 (2 651 in Zagreb)
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