During the war in Bosnia, members of the Croatian Defense Army embark on a search for alcohol in no-man s land. They stumble across a demolished bar between the lines with the Bosnian Army. When they reach the bar, there they find two member of the Bosnian Army, their recent ex friends. They hold them prisoners, however, after a short period of time, they start drinking together. A conflict with their co-fighters left on the line soon erupts. It is precisely here that the potential of the emphasis of the human allies, in a type of a protest against the war.
Branko Istvancic (1967) Graduated in film and TV directing from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb in 1999. Deeply rooted in the Croatian documentary tradition, he pays special attention to the humane, but also uses humour in the treatment of his subjects. His documentaries include the award-winning short film Wellman (2003) and the critically acclaimed The Cormorant Scarecrow (1998). His first feature The Ghost in the Swamp (2006) was Croatia’s second-highest grossing film at the box office in 2006 and marked the resurgence of interest in home-produced feature films for children. His short fiction film Recycling (2009) was part of the omnibus Zagreb Stories.
The Bridge at the End of the World (2014), Album (2011), The Ghost in the Swamp (2006), Wellman (2003), The Cormorant Scarecrow (1998), Saying Goodbye (1993)