Gangster of Love - Nebojsa Slijepcevic - Croatia

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Gangster of Love (Gangster te voli, 2013)

Director: Nebojsa Slijepcevic


Finding a lover in Croatia can be a hard task for a woman in Croatia, especially if she is not local and already has a child. But there is also a kind of people, saviors of love, who devote to help others to find their other half. Eurochannel invites you to accompany a unique character in his quest to find the right man for a Bulgarian woman… he is Gangster of Love.

Gangster of Love is the debuted feature-length documentary of director Nebojsa Slijepcevic. By telling the story of a Bulgarian woman trying to find love in Croatia with the help of Ganster, it also depicts a deeper concept: a Croatian man would rather die alone than marry a foreigner with a child.

This original story, premiered at the ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award, offers a light and pleasant viewing experience with a comedic tone that puts it in the crowd-pleaser category.  However, in its essence, it is a serious exploration of mentality, social issues and nature of relationships, particularly from the men's perspective.

Come along Maya and Gangster in a pursuit of love… will they find what they are looking for?    


Matchmaker Nedilijko Babic, also known as “Gangster”, helps a Bulgarian single mother find a new husband in Croatia. But a series of comically disastrous dates discloses the true nature of conservative men: they would rather die alone than marry a foreigner with a child.

Festivals and Awards:

•    ZagrebDox – Audience Award
•    Mediterranean Film Festival, BIH –Audience Award
•    DOKUart – Audience Award
•    Prix Europa – Nomination Best TV Documentary
•    Minsk International Film Festival ‘Listapad’ – Special Mention Radio Unistar
•    Dokufest, Prizren
•    Zurich Film Festival
•    Hot Docs
•    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
•    Sarajevo Film Festival
•    Raindance Film Festival
•    Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
•    Days of Croatian Film 2014
•    Internationales Filmfestival Innsbruck 2014 – Best Documentary
•    Telekom UnderhillFest – Best film in regional competition; audience award

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