Production year: 1991
Duration: oko 92 minute
Technique: 35mm widescreen, color
Two friends, Fabijan and Dakar, go fishing on a calm river close to Zagreb. In his youth, Fabijan was a Partisan, and Dakar a member of the Foreign Legion. Suddenly, while fishing, they are attacked by unknown assassins. While fighting for their lives, they wonder if this is revenge for unsettled accounts from their past. Fabijan and Dakar set off on a quest for the assassins and motives for their attack…
Josip Genda (Fabijan), Kruno Šarić (Dakar), Sven Lasta, Edo Peročević, Sanja Marin (girl from the weekend house), Siniša Jurčić (girl’s boyfriend), Ðuro Utješanović, Ilija Ivezić, Katarina Kocevska (woman in bordello), Čedo Vujić
Country of production:
Republic of Croatia
Since his first film, Mala pljačka vlaka, Dejan Šorak had postmodernist tendencies and in his film Vrijeme ratnika he used the genre mixture of the adventure film and action thriller, referring to John Boorman’s Deliverance and Walter Hill’s Southern Comfort, and as he himself said to John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13. Even though it is sometimes burdened by pretentious 'macho' dialogues between its protagonists, who serve the purpose of contrasting the domestic-regime and the emigrant-opposition of Croatia, and an insufficient intensity of suspense, in general this film is a successful excursion to a specific genre rarely explored by Croatian filmmakers.
Awards: Pula 92' - Golden Arena for Music
Golden Arena for Sound to Mladen Pervan and Ruben Albahari
Screening permit: from July 1991
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