Ministry of Love
- Ministarstvo ljubavi
- Section: Best of
- Croatia, Czech Republic
- 2016 / 103 min.
- Director: Pavo Marinković
- Cast: Stjepan Perić, Dražen Kühn, Olga Pakalović, Ecija Ojdanić, Milan Strljić, Dijana Vidušin, Ksenija Marinković, Slobodan Milovanović
- Croatian version with English and Czech subtitles
Two eccentric government clerks take a trip through Croatia in search of a better life.
At the urging of his father-in-law, Krešo, an unemplyed biologist, gets a job as a clerk in a newly established government ministry. He and his new work partner, Šikić, are sent to the countryside to find out whether any war widows have been “shacking up”, and if so, ensure their military pensions are revoked. Though an unappealing task, bad work is better than no work. It soon becomes apparent, however, that neither one of them is cut out for the job. Krešo, in the midst of a mid-life crisis, realizes he expected more from his life and his marriage, which is on the rocks… An ironic comedy about love and the dilemmas of everyday life.
Awards: Mostar FF 2016: Best Main Actor, Best Supporting Actress.