CROATIAN FILM INSTITUTE

BEFORE SILVER AND BRONZE

#         39 min           2021    

The year 2020 marked as  the 80th anniversary of the first game of the Croatian national football team on April 2, 1940. against Switzerland, and 30 years since the also historic match of the Croatian national football team against the United States on October 17, 1990.

Exactly on that day, so 17.10.2020. HNTV ( Hrvatska nogometna televizija/ Croatian Football Televison )  premiered a feature-length documentary that will take us through three historical matches. It should be noted that most of the author team from HNTV was a real undertaking for small and young television.

The third game  had mention  in film  is the only one played during the SFRY (former Yugoslavia ) in 1956, when national team of  Croatia and Indonesia played in Zagreb.

The links between these three matches are incredible, and the documentary, in addition to recalling the results, will try to show from the football, political and historical context how important the football game is for Croats in the last 80 years. Once again, not just in a sporting sense.

Precisely because of the politics and regimes that ruled our region, and still have influence today, the Croatian public is hardly familiar with the game from 1940, about the one from 1956 can not find a newspaper clipping, and about the one from 1990 can hardly be and spoke on the anniversary day.

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Director¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Davor Komerińćki

Producer¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Nenad Petrińá

Executive Producer¬†¬†¬†¬†Ivan BlaŇĺińáko

Screenplay¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Davor Komerińćki

Editor ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Zlatko Mijońć

Film Genre                 Documentary, History, Sport

Country                      CROATIA                     

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