Gangster of Love
(Gangster te voli) Director: Nebojša Slijepčević, HR, 2013, original version / Czech and English subtitles, 80 min
Nedo Babić, aka the Gangster, has been a professional matchmaker for 25 years. Over the years, he has helped bring together nearly 300 couples but lately he has struggled to find partners for poorly educated middle-aged men from the countryside. An even greater and unexpected challenge, however, is presented by his new client – Maya, an attractive Bulgarian woman who speaks fluent Croatian. Marrying a foreigner who, on top of everything else, already is the mother of a little boy is an insurmountable problem in the eyes of his clients. Even Nedo's years of experience and celebrated eloquence cannot break the deep-rooted prejudices and stereotypes of Croatian men. The film directed by Nebojša Slijepčević, which has won several audience prizes, is full of funny as well as tragicomic situations.