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Vue West End (Leicester Square)
Mon 25th Sep 18:30
Q&A with Ante Tomić

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Vue West End (Leicester Square)
Sat 30th Sep 13:30

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Vjekoslav, an aging Croatian professor and son of a prominent fascist officer whom he takes care of, at night becomes Katarina, an elegant, beautiful woman who one night gets severely beaten by a gang of local neo-Nazi hoodlums. His neighbor, Ante, as a Serb in the police ranks, has to learn the Croatian constitution by heart to pass a mandatory exam. Their views and ways collide when they're forced to help each other, but there is a chance they'll learn something in the process.
The film deals with a very serious matter with witty humour, underlining the sorrowfulness of the protagonists' lives, using them to present much more complex and universal issues. An intimate atmosphere is achieved through contrasting two closed worlds which have more in common than meets the eye.
The Constitution is a very topical, meticulously crafted story of misconceptions that go deep into the roots of xenophobia. The acting by Nebojsa Glogovac in his "double" role is outstanding and truly compelling, making the audiences question their own preconceptions and redefine what they considered civil liberties. Is the old constitution suitable for modern times?
Adam Samuel Court
Original Title
Ustav Republike Hrvatske
Runtime
93
Cast
Nebojša Glogovac
Ksenija Marinković
Dejan Aćimović
Božidar Smiljanić
Country
Croatia
Czech Republic
Macedonia
Slovenia
Director(s)
Rajko Grlic
Writer(s)
Rajko Grlić and Ante Tomić
Producer(s)
Ivan Maloča
Rudolf Biermann
Dejan Miloševski
Jani Sever
Mike Downey
Sam Taylor
Executive Producer(s)
Maja Vukić
Screening Status
UK Premiere