Lea and Darija (2011)

Director
Branko Ivanda

Main cast
Zrinka Cviteši?; Linda Begonja; Sebastian Cavazza; Višnja Babi?; Mila Elegovi?

Genres
Drama, War, Music

Description
It’s inspiring true story about two thirteen-year-old girls who were, on the eve of World War II, great dancing and acting stars in Zagreb. Selling out theatre venues, they were praised in the most superb headlines by the Croatian and European press. They were filmed by Parisian Pathe and Berlin’s UFA… During the Nazi persecution of Jews and the later German nationals’ flight from communists, a dramatic friendship was born through entertainment, dance, but also anxiety. This led towards an unexpected end.


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