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Run Time: 103 minutes
Where do you turn when the cops, the Mafia, and the Church are all breathing down your neck? Filip Kapic is a Zagreb children’s performer. A policeman calls to say Filip's son has been caught with marijuana. He cuts Filip a deal: he won’t press charges if Filip will pose as a priest, visit a dying Mafioso, and get him to confess to a murder. A sad-eyed agnostic, Filip takes on the persona of “Father Lovo” and gets past “Macko” Mackovic’s thugs standing guard in the hospital. Macko is an enthusiastic, family-loving murderer who feels no remorse about the bodies his construction firm has planted in Zagreb buildings. When he finds out he’s not going to die after all, an elated Macko calls on his Church pals to promote “Father Lovo” for performing a miracle. It’s finally getting too hot under Filip’s priestly collar, and he makes a run for it. FLOWER SQUARE pits one hapless man against all the Powers That Be. (In Croatian with subtitles) – B.B.
Dražen Kuehn, Dragan Despot, Mladen Vulić, Anja Sovagovic Despot
Krsto Papić was born in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (today Montenegro). He is a Croatian screenwriter/director whose career spans several decades. In 2006 he was awarded with Croatia's highest honor for cinema achievement.
"Illusion" (1967), "Handcuffs" (1969), "Acting Hamlet in the Village of Mrdusa Donja" (1973), "The Secret of Nikola Tesla" (1980), "The Rat Savior" (1981), "My Uncle's Legacy" (1988), "Story from Croatia" (1991), "When the Dead Start Singing" (1999), "Infection" (2003), FLOWER SQUARE (2012)
This film is presented with the generous support of CARL and GEORGINE RAK
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