Josef

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  • 2011
  • DCP, 35 mm
  • color
  • war, drama
  • debut feature | croatian, russian, german

In 1915, on the Eastern front, in Galicia, Croatian soldiers under the Austro-Hungarian flag are waging a war against the Russian army and gangs of Chircassians. An Austro-Hungarian soldier, wounded and robbed, wakes up in the battlefield. He takes a uniform and army tag from a fallen soldier and so he accidentally acquires a new identity. Under his new nom-de guerre, Sergeant Josef, he begins his journey across this unfamiliar, foreign and war-torn land. Josef is captured by Lieutenant Tiffenbach, who questions his identity and takes him to be shot...

Director
Stanislav Tomić
Screenplay
Mario Marko Krce
Cinematography
Mirko Pivčević
Editing
Tomislav Pavlic
Art Direction
Branimira Katić
Costume Design
Branka Tkalčec
Music
Marko Perković Thompson
Sound Design
Blaž Andračić
Cast
Neven Aljinović Tot, Alen Liverić, Dražen Šivak, Sandra Lončarić Tankosić, Bojan Navojec, Igor Hamer, Ivo Gregurević, Robert Ugrina, Dieter Schaad, Milan Štrljić
Producer
Jozo Patljak
Production
Alka Film

Stanislav Tomić (1972) received a degree in film and TV directing from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. He has made more than forty documentaries, including Shipbuilder (2007), Delta (2006) and Night of Crystal (2005). He directed the short film The Miss (2001 Jelena Rajković Award) and the one-hour minifeature film Father (2005). This was followed by a number of TV series, Good Intentions being one of the most prominent. His films have been shown at numerous festivals, including Sarajevo, Motovun, Teheran, Oberhausen, Edinburgh, Munich, Siena, Warsaw and Trieste. Josef (2011) is his first feature-length film.

Croatian film catalogue