Skip to Store Area:

ABOUT the INITIATIVE | NEWS | DOWNLOAD | FAQ | CONTACT | HOME
GFI PROGRAMS  Menu Divider GRANTING APPLICATIONS & GUIDELINES Menu Divider FILM CATALOGUE Menu Divider EDUCATION Menu Divider FILM CALENDAR

FINE DEAD GIRLS (Fine Mertve Djevojke)

Double click on above image to view full picture

Zoom Out
Zoom In

More Views

FINE DEAD GIRLS (Fine Mertve Djevojke)

Director: Dalibor Matanic
Croatia   |   2002   |   77 minutes
Croatian, with subtitles in English
Email to a Friend

Be the first to review this product

Availability: In stock.

$24.95

FILM INFORMATION

Croatia’s official submission to the 2002 Academy Awards

Synopsis A report of a kidnapped child triggers an investigation that uncovers nightmarish conditions in a seedy apartment building in Zagreb: none of the residents are as they seem and when they learn the truth about each other, the pervasive climate of mistrust in the building explodes into violence. The hostility and misery of the characters' lives project vivid echoes of Croatia's recent past, as the country slowly emerges from years of ethnic violence during the Balkans war.About the Director Dalibor Matanic was born in Zagreb in 1975 and studied filmmaking at the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Arts. He has made videos, commercials and documentaries before completing his first film, The Cashier Wants to Go to the Seaside (2000). Fine Dead Girls is his second feature film.

Available Screening Formats 35mm, DVD. Digibeta available upon request

Click here for Non-Theatrical & Exhibition screening information

Featured in the Global Lens 2007 film series.



Global Lens 2007 trailer







CAST

Iva - Olga Pakalovic
Marija - Nina Violic
Gazdarica Olga - Inge Appelt
Daniel - Krešimir Mikic
Blaz - Ivica Vidovic
Lidija - Jadranka Dokic

CREW

Director - Dalibor Matanic
Writer - Mate Matišic, Dalibor Matanic
Producer - Jozo Patljak
Cinematographer - Branko Linta
Editor - Tomislav Pavlic
Sound - Dubravka Premar
Music - Jura Ferina, Pavle Miholjevic
REVIEWS:

"A stylishly-lensed film noir." -Variety

"A choice chunk of Croatian allegory which succeeds nicely!" -Village Voice

"Diabolical, erotically driven...Smart, chilling and thought-provoking!" -Bay Area Reporter

“Dalibar Matanic directs the fast-paced Croatian film-noir 'Fine Dead Girls'” – Andrea LeVasseur, All Movie Guide, The New York Times.

“. . . A seething tale of petty hatreds and violent desire . . . yet 'Fine Dead Girls' does offer some hope for redemption and healing. Matanic has built a fine film out of the ruins of his homeland.” – Chris Cooke, New England Film.

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS:

2003
Best Film, Big Golden Arena; Critics’ Prize Oktavijan for Best Film; Audience Prize Golden Gate for Best Film; Golden Arena for Best Directing; Golden Arena for Best Production; Golden Arena for Best Supporting Actor; Golden Arena for Best Supporting Actress, PULA FILM FESTIVAL
THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
7 SOFIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL


You may also be interested in the following product(s)

SONG FROM THE SOUTHERN SEAS (Pesn' Juzhnykh Morej)

SONG FROM THE SOUTHERN SEAS (Pesn' Juzhnykh Morej)
$24.95

FUSE (Gori Vatra)

FUSE (Gori Vatra)
$24.95

THE NIGHT OF TRUTH (La Nuit de la Verite)

THE NIGHT OF TRUTH (La Nuit de la Verite)
$24.95