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LOGLINE


The last one is the same as the first: unexpected, astonishing and awkward. There are hundreds of stories of first love. This is a story of the last one.
A story of a romance unexpected, a romance that would never be if Helena and Jakov hadn’t eloped like a pair of 17-year-old teenagers jumping over a balcony fence.
Escaping from a retirement home.

 

Life suddenly changes: they travel through roadless areas in a car that has no reverse, they dump their cell phones in a river, they say to hell with everything and like fugitives they take on one last adventure trying to make it on a ship Helena didn’t board 60 years earlier.

 

They haven’t slept for three nights and three days, and thunder roars in the distance…

CONTENT


The last one is the same as the first: unexpected, astonishing and awkward. There are hundreds of stories of first love. This is a story of the last one.
A story of a romance unexpected, a romance that would never be if Helena and Jakov hadn’t eloped like a pair of 17-year-old teenagers jumping over a balcony fence.
Escaping from a retirement home.

 

AUTHOR TEAM


Director: IGOR MIRKOVIĆ
Producers: DARIJA KULENOVIĆ GUDAN, MARINA ANDREE ŠKOP
Co-producers: IDA WEISS, BILJANA PRVANOVIĆ, SRDJAN DRAGOJEVIĆ, JOSIP POPOVAC (HRT)
Screenwriter: ELVIS BOŠNJAK, IGOR MIRKOVIĆ
Director of photography: SILEVSTAR KOLBAS
Editor: IVANA FUMIĆ
Music: TAMARA OBROVAC
Set designer: ŽELJAKA BURIĆ
Costume designer: TANJA STRUGAR

PLAYING


RADKO POLIČ (Jakov)
ANA KARIĆ (Helena)
RENATA ULMANSKI
LANA BARIĆ
BOGDAN DIKLIĆ
PERO KVRGIĆ

PRODUCTION


STUDIO DIM, Zagreb
in coproduction with:
BELA FILM (Ljubljana)
DELIRIUM (Beograd)
HRT
RTV Slovenija
financial support:
HRVATSKI AUDIOVIZUALNI CENTER, MEDIA
EURIMAGES
MEDIA DEVELOPMENT
MEDIA I2I
FILMSKI CENTAR SRBIJE
FS VIBA FILM
SLOVENSKI FILMSKI CENTER

DIRECTOR ABOUT THE FILM


When you shoot and make films, there are those that mark you for the rest of your life. Filming with Tolja in radiation with my small film crew in 1991 is one of those cinematic and human experiences. I have been working for several years to record the continuation of this story. In 2011, we finally succeeded. And if we’re still alive, there will be a sequel in 20 years, we promised ourselves.

Maja Weiss, director and co-writer

 

The film is dedicated to all those who believe that the world can still be changed for the better. FANT BROTHERS OF DEATH 1 and 2 tells us firsthand what can happen to us if we play with fire… Let’s think again before entrusting our children to the protection of a ‘peaceful atom’!

Gorazd Perko, screenwriter

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR


PROJECT DEVELOPMENT


Croatian cinema release: March 15, 2012

Slovenian cinema release: October 10, 2012

OFFICIAL WEBSITE AND SOCIAL NETWORKS


AWARDS


Ana Karić – Golden Arena for Best actress, Pula FF 2012

Best film award in category Celebrating Age, Mumbai FF 2012

Special mention (Fiction Feature) – San Pedro, USA 2012

Tree of Love award – Mostar, BiH 2012

Ana Karić – Best actress – SEE Paris, France, 2013

FESTIVALS


Pula Film Festival, Croatia, 2012

San Pedro IFF, USA, 2012

Festroia IFF, Portugal, 2012

Helskinki IFF, Finska 2012

Festival Slovenskog filma Portorož, Slovenia, 2012

Mumbai IFF, India, 2012

Kolkata IFF, India, 2012

Norrkoping IFF, Sweden, 2012

Cockatoo Island IFF, Australia, 2012

Dani filma Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2012

NOČNE LADJE

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Cinematic format:
duration: 101 min.
format: DCP, 24 fps, color
16:9 (1:1.77)
sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

Broadcast format:
duration: 97 min
format: HDCAM, 25fps, color
16:9 (1:1.77)
sound: Dolby Stereo

Year of production: 2012

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