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Nevio Marasović shooting Goran

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- Marasovic's new drama/thriller, written by Norway's Gjermund Gisvold, is currently shooting at a snowed-in Croatian location

Nevio Marasović shooting Goran
Director Nevio Marasović

Croatian director Nevio Marasovic, known for The Show Must Go On and Vis-à-Vis [+see also:
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, started shooting his new film, Goran [+see also:
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, a week ago in Gorski Kotar, a mountainous region in Croatia, now under heavy snow, and will continue for another two weeks in March and April.

Previously entitled Albino, and presented as such at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival's European Genre Forum (read the news), the script for the drama/thriller with darkly comic elements was written by Norwegian screenwriter and novelist Gjermund Gisvold. The producer, Danijel Pek of Antitalent Production, who also made Vis-à-Vis with Marasovic, and the co-producer, Stjepan Hundić, are currently negotiating with potential Norwegian co-producers.

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In Goran, the eponymous main character, played by Franjo Dijak (Vegetarian Cannibal [+see also:
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, The Blacks
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), is a taxi driver living in a remote mountain village with his blind wife, Lina (Nataša Janjić, also known for Vegetarian Cannibal, as well as Donkey [+see also:
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).

When Lina’s brother Niko (Janko Popović Volarić, from Vis-à-Vis) and his boyfriend Dragan (Filip Križan), from Zagreb, arrive at a family dinner at the house of Lina's father, Luka (Milan Štrljić, last seen internationally in Circus Columbia [+see also:
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), and she suddenly announces that she is pregnant, Goran acts strangely cold and quiet. This is because he suspects the child actually belongs to his best friend, Slavko (Goran Bogdan, from Number 55 [+see also:
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), as he and his wife have been spending unusual amounts of time alone together. This suspicion, founded on an ill-conceived surprise they were planning for his birthday, leads to tragedy and numerous twists. 

Visually and stylistically, Marasovic and Pek describe the film as a mix of the Coen brothers' Fargo, Alexander Payne's Nebraska and Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive. This will be down to DoP Damir Kudin (working with Marasović for the third time) and first-time feature-film editor Marko Ferković to execute.

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