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OSCARS 2015 Serbia / Croatia

Serbia and Croatia send local hits to the Oscars


- Serbia has selected the box-office smash See You in Montevideo, while Croatia has opted for the play adaptation Cowboys

Serbia and Croatia send local hits to the Oscars
Cowboys by Tomislav Mršić

Serbia and Croatia have announced their submissions for the Best Foreign-Language Film Academy Award.

The choice of the Serbian Academy of Film Arts and Sciences is Dragan Bjelogrlić’s See You in Montevideo. The Intermedia Network film, guest-starring Armand Assante, is a story about the Yugoslav football team’s participation in the 1930 World Cup in Uruguay. It is a sequel to Bjelogrlić’s Montevideo, Taste of a Dream, which was also Serbia’s Oscar submission in 2011. 

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The two films amassed more than one million admissions in the territory, with the sequel reaching 498,500 tickets to gross €1.5 million.   

On the other hand, the Croatian Filmmakers’ Association selected Tomislav Mršić's Cowboys [+see also:
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, a reworking of a hugely popular theatre play that attracted over 100,000 viewers in the country. The film, staged by production company Kabinet, was not that successful, however, taking 33,471 admissions and grossing €118,833 at the box office, although it did win the Golden Gate Audience Award at the 2013 Pula Film Festival. 

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