AKTION DB

AKTION DB

FILM AND TV PRODUCTION

FILM AND TV PRODUCTION

SYNOPSIS

A film about one of the largest children rescue missions in World War II, and the extraordinary woman who carried it out – Diana Budisavljević. Born into the respected Obexer family from Innsbruck, Diana married a Croatian doctor, Julije Budisavljević, and soon after followed him to Zagreb, Croatia. In the autumn of 1941, she started helping Christian Orthodox women and children who were held captive in Loborgrad concentration camp. Here begins the story of a housewife and grandmother, whose firmly-held belief that her life was no more valuable than the innocent lives of the persecuted led her to embark on a dangerous mission of convincing the government to free the children from concentration camps. Operation DB, as Diana used to call it, saved 10,000 children. However, in the turmoil of history, her story has remained untold.

The developmet of this project was helped by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre and MEDIA program. The production is being co-funded by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Slovenian Film Fund, the Serbian Film Centre and Eurimages -  European Cinema Support Fund.

DOCUFICTION / 100 min / Hulahop, December film, This and That productions, Eurimages - European Cinema Support Fund/ in production

DIRECTOR AND SCREENWRITER

Dana Budisavljević

CO-SCREENWRITER

Jelena Paljan

EDITOR

Marko Ferković

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Jasenko Rasol

COSTUME DESIGNER

Martina Franić

SET DESIGNERS

Dušan Milavec, Ivo Hušnjak

 ACTORS

Alma Prica, Igor Samobor, Ermin Bravo, Areta Ćurković, Mirjana Karanović, Vilim Matula, Krešimir Mikić, Ozren Grabarić, Krunoslav Šarić, Biserka Ipša, Tihomir Stanić, Ivica Pucar, Livio Badurina, Adrian Pezdirc, Boris Ostan, Barbara Prpić, Dijana Bolanča, Dado Ćosić, Urša Raukar, Katija Zubčić

PRODUCERS

Miljenka Čogelja, Olinka Vištica

CO-PRODUCERS

Vlado Bulajić, Snežana Penev

RESEARCHERS HISTORIANS

Silvestar Mileta, Srđan Grbić, Nataša Mataušić

CONTACT FOR THE MEDIA

press@hulahop.hr

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