SYNOPSIS:

DONKEY takes place in the sweltering summer of 1995 as the Croatian armed forces complete the operations that will end the civil war in Croatia. A troubled relationship is revealed as Boro (Nebojša Glogovac) drives his irritated wife, Jasna (Nataša Janjić), and their 6-year-old son, Luka from Zagreb to Drinovci, the remote Herzegovinian village where he was born.
It has been 7 years since he visited it for the last time and when the dysfunctional clan arrives in Drinovci, it becomes clear where Boro's uncommunicative, patriarchal attitudes come from. Boro doesn’t speak to his father Pasko. Boro’s wheelchair-bound refugee brother Pero, who lived in Sarajevo and was crippled by a grenade, now lives with their father. His uncle Ante expects to be waited on hand and foot by his wife Ljuba for whom he rarely has a kind word. Pero tries to help Boro in his relationships with his wife and father. But, it is be a donkey who will end up playing the role as peacemaker. The double entendre of ass or donkey and the foolish, stubborn nature of man, leads DONKEY’s ambition to resolve decades of family conflict.

Cast:
NEBOJŠA GLOGOVAC
NATAŠA JANJIĆ
LJUBOMIR KIKI KAPOR
TONKO LONZA
EMIR HADŽIHAFIZBEGOVIĆ
ASJA JOVANOVIĆ
TRPIMIR JURKIĆ
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Producer: BORIS T. MATIĆ

Director of photography: MIRKO PIVČEVIĆ
Film editing:
MARIN JURANIĆ
Set designer:
NEDJELJKO MIKAC CAK
Music: SRĐAN GULIĆ
Costume designer:
ANTE TONČI VLADISLAVIĆ
Mask: JULIJANA VRANDEČIĆ
Line producer: LANA UJDUR
Coproducers: ANTONIO NUIĆ, VANJA SUTLIĆ, JELENA MITROVIĆ, SRDAN GOLUBOVIĆ, MIKE DOWNEY, SAM TAYLOR

Coproducers:
MaNuFaktura- BIH
Hrvatska radiotelevizija
FAME- UK
Baš Čelik- Serbia
Zagreb Film Festival- Croatia

AWARDS:

Pula Film Festival -  Golden Arena for best screenplay, Golden Arena for best photography, Golden Arena for best music and Oktavijan - (Croatian Film Critics Society award), Bergamo Film Meeting -  Bronze Rosa Camuna, Croatia's 2010 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category, Shortlisted for EFA Nominations 2010

TEHNICAL DETAILS:

LANGUAGE: Croatian
RUNNING TIME:  90 min
FORMAT: 35 mm
SCREEN RATIO: 1:85
SOUND: Dolby Digital

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