In summer 1995, the Operation Storm resulted in final liberation of the occupied territories in Croatia. Minister Čačić's comment on the burning of Serb houses in Krajina area immediately after the operation triggered uproar among the members of HDZ party. Five years later, some dramatic facts leaked to the public, revealing that – as it seems – not everything had been taking place in accordance with the rules of war.
This film recreates some of the events that took place in Knin and its surroundings (the villages of Grubor and Varivode) during and immediately after the Operation Storm. Using stories of witnesses and archive footage of numerous TV crews, the film explores the international community and Croatian human rights organizations' accusations of war crimes committed after the Storm. Operation Storm is the first Croatian-produced film dealing with the disturbing facts of war crimes committed by Croatian troops in the Homeland War.
|Original title:||Oluja nad Krajinom|
|Year of production:||2001.|
|Co-financier:||Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia|
|Written and directed by:||Božidar Knežević|
|Produced by:||Nenad Puhovski|
|Cinematography by:||Fedor Vučemilović, Božidar Knežević, Blerim Krasniqi|
|Edited by:||Mirna Supek Janić|
|Sound dubbing:||Ruben Albahari|
|Assistant director:||Tihana Kopsa|
|Production assistant:||Dana Budisavljević|
|Assistant cinematographers:||Mladen Hrtka, Miralem Šehović, Boro Francheski|
Festivals & Awards:
Days of Croatian Film 2001; The Hamptons International Film Festival 2001, New York; One World Human Rights Festival 2001, Belgrade; OFF Dialogue Through Film On the Road Film Festival (Bosnia-Herzegovina, FR Yugoslavia, Croatia), 2002; ZagrebDox; BAM Cinemas, SAD; Balkan Black Box 2003