Regi: Branko Schmit. Kroatia, 2021. Kroatisk tale, engelsk undertekst. Aldersgrense: 15 år. Format: DCP. 1t 12min.

Revolt of the old war heroes.

25 years after the Croatian War of Independence, decorated war hero Dinko is bitterly disappointed with Croatia and life. His family has left him, and the country he fought for is plagued by poverty, corruption and emigration. When his fellow veterans stage a protest demanding the museum that the Government promised them, Dinko gets involved. Soon however young fascists join the protest and the violence escalates.

Branko Schmidt is a veteran of Croatian cinema with dozens of successful films in his filmography. Sharp, critical, brave and eloquent in its cinematic expression, Once We Were Good For You explores the destiny of Croatian war veterans and their dissatisfaction with their social status. The film won the multiple awards, including Best Actor for the brilliant Rene Bitorajac.

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