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A Wonderful Night in Split

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Brief Storyline:
In the dark and deserted streets of the Croatian city of Split's medieval Ghetto, during the final two hours of New Year’s Eve, three separate love stories - not directly involved in the festivities - intertwine with each other. Three couples find themselves near the main Roman Square: a smalltime drug dealer Nick and a widow Maria with her son; a young junkie in a crisis Maja, and a depressed American sailor Franky and a pair of naive teenagers, Luke and Angela. They all unsuccessfully try to escape their individual extreme situations only to find their lives permanently and irreversibly changed. As we see their stories develop a major concert performed by a lively singer unfolds before an emotional crowd gathered to usher in the New Year, along with a traditional fireworks display at the stroke of midnight.


Log line:
"A Wonderful Night in Split" shows three love stories unfold and ending with events profoundly and permanently altering the lives of the characters in the Croatian city of Split's medieval Ghetto, during the last two hours of New Year’s Eve.


PRINCIPAL ACTORS:
 
  Singer
Blacky
Nick
Maja
Luke
Franky
Maria
Angela
Old Woman
Old Man
 
Dino Dvornik
Marinko Prga
Mladen Vulic
Marija Skaricic
Vicko Bilandzic
Coolio
Nives Ivankovic
Ivana Roscic
Dara Vukic
Pero Vrca
 
CREW:
  Screenwriter, Director
Producer
Director of Photography
Editor
Composer
Art Director
Costume Designer
Makeup Artist
Sound Designer
Production

Year
Format
Duration
Length
Number of Reels
Aspect Ratio
Color
Sound

 
Arsen Anton Ostojic
Jozo Patljak
Mirko Pivcevic
Dubravko Slunjski
Mate Matisic
Velimir Domitrovic
Branka Tkalcec
Irena Hadrovic
Tomislav Babic
Alka film and HRT

2004
35mm
100 minutes
2800m
5
1:1,85
In Black and White
Dolby SR

 
Interesting facts about the film:

- The entire film is shot at authentic locations in the medieval Ghetto of the Croatian city of Split, including all interiors. This Ghetto is on UNESCO's List of World Heritage as a cultural monument of the highest category;

- Only actors from Split appear in the film, to preserve authentic accents and recognizable melody of speech characteristic for the city of Split only;

- Half of the actors never appeared before in front of a camera, including most of the leading actors: Maja, Luke, Angela, etc.;

- Half of all the first-time actors are non-professionals: Stuttering Joe (who does not stutter in real life), Singer (Croatian pop star in real life), Antisha, Sailors and the Boy, to name a few;

- No digital effects were used; all the special effects (including fireworks or flight above the city) were done in real, on location;

- No intervention whatsoever was done on exterior locations, buildings or streets, except lighting design.
Arsen Anton Ostojic © 2004-2013