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Silvije Petranovic - Druzba Isusova, 2004 - Trailer

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Published on Dec 4, 2010

"Druzba Isusova/ The Society of Jesus" (Jesuits) , 2004
Based on novel by: Jiri Sotola
Actors: Milan Plestina, Leona Paraminski, Ivica Vidovic
Director of Photography: Miso Orepic
Editors: Andrija Zafranovic, Vanja Sirucek
Music: Djivan Gasparyan
Executive Producer: Maydi Mervar Petranovic
Director & Producer: Silvije Petranovic

Locations: Lonjsko polje, Ribnik, Belec, Lobor, Varazdin, Valpovo - Croatia

Review: The Society of Jesus (The Jesuits) , 2004
A missionary assigned to be the confessor for a rich young widow is urged by his superiors to sway her into "donating" her land and wealth to the church. The elegant, lonely countess, meanwhile, has her own, slightly more carnal ulterior motive for keeping the handsome priest around. While the battle for the priest's soul rages, he struggles against both his own temptations of the flesh and the machinations of a post-medieval Faith, Inc. Epic panoramic visuals contrast with the characters' aims and efforts, reminding us of life's awesome natural beauty. Masterfully performed by an all-star Croatian cast, director Silvije Petranovic's tale of repression and religion may take place in 17th-century Eastern Europe, but don't let the historical setting fool you: Substitute the film's power-hungry Jesuits with the corrupt factions that have run roughshod over the Balkans during the last fifty years, and the message would remain the same. - by David Fear /28 MILL VALLEY FF October, 2005

Festivals: (official competition) Shanghai, Sarajevo, Sao Paulo, Kolkata, Cairo, Mill Valley, Pula Film Festival

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