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The Priest's Children (2013)
Svecenikova djeca (original title)
Fiction, 93 min
 
Production countries   Croatia,Serbia
Language   Croatian
Director   Vinko Bresan
Scriptwriter   Mate Matisic
Producer   Ivan Maloca
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On a small town on a Dalmatian island the young Catholic priest, Don Fabijan, envies the old priest’s popularity among the townspeople. After the Pope’s decree allowing the partial use of condoms, the young priest starts puncturing condoms, which the godfearing tobacconist Peter then sells at his kiosk. Marin, the pious local pharmacist, joins forces with them, and starts replacing contraceptive pills with vitamin pills in his pharmacy. The three conspirators practically abolish contraception on the island and as the number of unwanted pregnancies continues to rise, Don Fabijan does all he can to persuade the couples to get married in a proper Christian fashion. Don Fabijan’s status as a priest begins to grow. As news of the population explosion spreads far and wide, foreign TV crews and childless couples start visiting the small Dalmatian island. When the police investigate the disappearance of a pregnant girl, and politicians start questioning the island’s soaring birth-rate, Don Fabijan realizes that events have spiraled out of control. During the sacrament of confession, the young priest finds himself facing a crisis of faith.
Photos by Film Servis Festival Karlovy Vary.

Awards and Nominations

A Look at the Balkans Award at Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2013
Golden Arena for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at Pula Film Festival 2013
Best Croatian Box-Office ever
Nominated for the European Academy Awards
 
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