Married to the Swiss Franc

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  • 2013
  • 55'
  • digibeta
  • color
  • Orig. Title: U braku sa švicarcem

A documentary film about people with a Swiss Franc debt in Croatia.The story follows two lines: the fate of debtors who suffer serious setbacks such as an increase in loan repayments from 6,000 to 10,000 Croatian kuna, family breakdowns, illnesses and deaths; and expert explanations of financial, legal, political, historical and sociological aspects of the problem. However, it also raises the question why the only reaction of 120,000 deceived people is merely a general feeling of helplessness instead of more concrete forms of rebellion, and whether the problem of debt can be a means to mobilise the masses.

Director
Arsen Oremović
Screenplay
Arsen Oremović
Cinematography
Vjekoslav Vrdoljak
Editing
Slaven Jekuc
Music
Matej Meštrović
Sound Design
Gordan Antić
Producer
Ivan Maloča
Production
Interfilm
Distribution
Interfilm

Arsen Oremović has been working as a critic, journalist, columnist and editor for Večernji listsince 1991. He was the director of the Pula Film Festival in 1999, has twice presided over the Croatian Society of Film Critics (2001/2003) and has acted as jury member at numerous film and music events. His publications include five film review collections, the collection of television and social commentary Ta divna stvorenja (2007) and the satirical social lexicon Kupujmo hrvatsko (2010). In recent years he has also been acting as film director and screenwriter, as well as being a member of the Croatian Film Directors' Guild and the Program Board of Croatian Radiotelevision.

Selected Filmography – Arsen Oremović

  • Third Best (2016)
  • Life Is Fair (2015) 
  • Castle Crash (2014)
  • Married to the Swiss Franc (2013)

Croatian film catalogue

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