Strange People's Super Power

A film about a film; at the same time, a complex story about children and their lives, full of brilliant portrayals of schoolchildren and their educators in a children's home.

A group of boys who live in a children's home and are prone to delinquent behavior get a chance to make a movie – completely theirs, from the idea to realization. Bad guys from the outer space are sent to destroy planet Earth. There is only one way that weirdoes can stop them....

The film was made as part of the two-year therapeutic and educational project Playing against Violence, financed by the Amsterdam-based European Cultural Foundation and Zagreb Open Society Institute.


Vlatka Vorkapić

Writer and director of numerous awarded documentary and fiction TV series. Directed some twenty documentary films, two short fiction films, a few awarded theatrical performances and one feature-length fiction film, ''Sonja and the Bull'.
Original title: Super snaga čudnih ljudi
Year of production: 2002.
Screening time: 46'
Format: Hi-8, DVCam, Beta SP
Production: Factum
Co-financier: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia
Project associates: European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam; Zagreb Open Society Institute
Written and directed by: Vlatka Vorkapić
Produced by: Nenad Puhovski
Cinematography by: Tamara Cesarec
Edited by: Nina Koletić
Original score: Jadran Jeić
Sound recordist: Mile Blažević
Sound dubbing: Mladen Škalec, Tomislav Hleb
Production assistant: Dana Budisavljević

Festivals & Awards:

Days of Croatian Film 2002; Female Authors' Marathon (as part of Pula Book Fair 2003)