The film is inspired by the motifs from the books “Flower of Battle” by Fiore dei Liberi from 1410 and “A Dialogue in Hell between Machiavelli and Montesquieu” by Maurice Joly from 1864 (translated by Frane Cetinić Petris).
Script, direction, design: Simon Bogojević Narath
Lead animator, 3D character animation: Nikola Radović
3D character animation: David Lovrić
Additional animation: Ognjen Tutek, Darko Vidačković, Natko Stipaničev
Additional modeling: Majda Džanić, Moritz Mayerhofer, Goran Mitrović, Milivoj Popović, Marijan Katić
Translation: Etami Borjan, Alan Križanić, Andy Jelčić
Voices: Zlatko Burić, Romina Vitasović, Vilim Matula, Iva Šulentić
Music and sound design: Hrvoje Štefotić
Producer: Vanja Andrijević
Dialogues: Latin, Italian, Croatian
Subtitles: English, Croatian
The Arcadian atmosphere of a hazy underworld hosts unusual characters: an Illusionist, a Civil Entity, a Wooden Puppet and a silent, but dangerous Swordsmen. Their mysterious experiences are an allegory of the relationship between the now extinct tradition of European combat swordsmanship and the doctrine of pragmatic political action.
Is the end of the allegory also a beginning of an instructive misunderstanding?
Oktavijan Award for the best animated film, Days of Croatian Film 2011
Special Mention, Animateka Ljubljana 2011
Best Film Award – Croatian Animated Film Festival 2012
Best Music Award - Croatian Animated Film Festival 2012
Tabor Film Festival; Supertoon; Anibar; Animanima; Split Film Festival; Balkanima; Anim'est; Istanbul Animation Festival; Festival Tous Courts; Animateka; Fantasporto; Athens Animfest; SFF Rated Athens; Curtocircuito; Animabasauri; Animafest Zagreb; Fest Anca; Sitges Int'l Fantastic Film Festival; Multivision Festival; Corfu Animation Festival
Simon Bogojevic Narath (1968) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Painting Department in Zagreb. He first started working on experimental films and video-installations and since 1993 is involved in 2D and 3D computer animation. His short animated and experimental films were screened and awarded at numerous international festivals. He teaches animation at the Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka.