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„Anka“ is a timeless children's fairy tale, set in the bucolic countryside of central Europe at the turn of the 20th Century. It is a story about the quest for love and acceptance, revealed through the adventures of Anka, an orphan girl who bravely sets off in pursuit of a home, facing life's hardships, and finding her place through the help of a magical world and its mysterious forest creatures. Running away from her evil custodian, Anka finds what she is looking for in the most improbable of places – a brick making factory, and in the most improbable of men – the “Brazilian”, a rebellious and free-spirited factory worker whose damaged adulthood, torn by temptation and a traumatic past stands in harsh contrast to the pure, hopeful childhood of Anka. Their fates will interwine, as they embark on an emotional, adventure-packed journey that will bring them to the realization that, as a family, they can offer each other the companionship and care fate has deprived them both of.

  • Dejan Aćimović
    Understood, My Friend?, I Have to Sleep, My Angel, The King, The First 50, Go for It!
  • Tatjana Aćimović
    I Have to Sleep, My Angel
  • Dejan Aćimović
  • Tatjana Aćimović
  • Cvita Viljac, Eric Cantona, Anđela Ramljak
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    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 23, 2017
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  • Blitz Cinestar
    Country: Croatia
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Dejan Aćimović

Dejan Aćimović was born in 1963 in Čapljina (Bosnia and Hercegovina). In 1986, he graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Art (Department of Acting) in Zagreb, and has acted in many plays, films and TV series. He directed his first feature film Understood, My Friend? in 2000, for which he was awarded a Golden Arena Award for best supporting actor. He directed three feature and three documentary films:
„Anka“ (2017), „I Have to Sleep, My Angel“ (2007), „Understood, My Friend?“ (2000), „The First 50“ (2014),
„The King“ (2012), „Go for It!“ (2009)

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