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PRODUCTION: International doc coproduction Gangster of Love shooting in Croatia

Iulia Blaga 2012-01-17

ZAGREB: Croatian director Nebojsa Slijepcevic is in production with a Croatian-Romanian-German documentary Gangsters of Love that follows a matchmaker that is helping a single mother to find a husband while along the way taking an ironic look at the profoundly conservative nature of the Croatian men.

The film is produced by Vanja Jambrovic and the Zagreb based ( together with Florin Iepan and his Romanian company Sub-Cult-Ura (site under construction) and Stefan Kloos with his German company Kloos & Co ( The project is supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Center ( and the Romanian National Centre for Cinema ( which gave a production grant of 28,000 Euro last year. The budget is 150,422 Euro, Vanja Jambrovic told FNE.


Shooting started July 2011 and will wrap April 2012. Research and pre-production started February 2010. Post-production is due May 2012 to September 2012.


Gangster of Love/Gangster te voli was quite successful at international pitchings", Vanja Jambrovic also told FNE. It won the IDFA Forum 2011 ( award for best pitch at Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival ( and was already subject to 8 presales by: Duna TV Hungary (, TG4 Ireland (, HRT Croatia (, TVR Romania (, ERR Estonia (, RTV Slovenia (, Noga Comunications Israel (, TVP Kultura Poland (


The film will have a 52 min version for TV and a 75 min version for festivals and cinemas. Nebojsa Slijepcevic, who is also the DOP, is shooting it in HD. Rise and Shine World Sales ( is handling the international sales. The film shoud be finished in September, Vanja Jambrovic told FNE.


Two trailers are available here: and there:


Production Information




Katanciceva 3


10000 Zagreb


Hrvatska / Croatia


Phone/Fax. +385 (0) 1 557 38 60


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4 Învăţătorului str., Bl.69, Ap.4,


Timişoara, Romania


Phone: 0040 - 722.277.843


Site under construction


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Director: Nebojsa Slijepcevic

DOP: Nebojsa Slijepcevic






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