Cure – The Life Of Another

Cure – The Life Of Another play

Fiction, 83 min.
Coproduction with Swiss director

Title F:Cure – La vie d'une autre
Title G:Cure – Das Leben einer Anderen

by Andrea Staka

Switzerland / Croatia / Bosnia and Herzegovina, August 2014

1993: after the Siege of Dubrovnik. 14-year-old Linda has moved back to Croatia from Switzerland with her father. Her new best friend Eta takes her up to the forbidden forest above the city. The two girls become entangled in an obsessive, sexually charged game of swapping identities that leads to a fatal fall. The following morning Linda comes back alone; slowly she begins to take Eta’s place in her family. Ivo, Eta's boyfriend, is drawn in as well. In troubled times dominated by women and the losses they have suffered in the war, Linda threatens to lose her footing, becoming entrapped in another world on the edge, a world in which Eta keeps coming back to confront her with herself.


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Directed by: Andrea Staka
Written by: Andrea Staka, Marie Kreutzer, Thomas Imbach

World Premiere: August 2014
Original Version: Croatian/Swiss-German (english subtitles), colour, DCP, 83 min.


Production: Okofilm Productions, Ziva Produkcija, Deblokada, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, ZDF/ARTE
Producer: Thomas Imbach, Leon Lucev, Damir Ibrahimovic

Cinematography: Martin Gschlacht
Editing: Tom La Belle
Location Sound Mix: Predrag Doder Doco
Sound Editing: Roman Bergamin
Sound Design: Peter Bräker
Rerecording Sound Mix: Sasha Heiny
Music: Milica Paranosic
Art Direction: Su Erdt
Lighting: Andrea de Stoutz
Costumes: Linda Harper
Casting: Lisa Oláh

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Sylvie Marinkovic
as Linda 
Lucia Radulovic
as Eta 
Mirjana Karanovic
as Grandmother 
Marija Skaricic
as Eta's mother 
Leon Lucev
as Linda's father 
Franjo Dijak
as Ivo 

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World Rights: Okofilm Productions

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Distribution Switzerland: Pathé Films AG
Distribution Austria: Filmladen
Distribution Bosnia: Blitz film i video distribucja d.o.o.
Distribution Croatia: Blitz film i video distribucja d.o.o.
Distribution Serbia: Blitz film i video distribucja d.o.o.

Open / CloseAwards (a selection)

  • Genève, Bundesamt für Kultur, Swiss Film Award, Best Actress 2015 (Nomination)
  • Saarbrücken, Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, Preis für den gesellschaftlich relevanten Film 2015
  • Batumi, Batumi International Art-house Film Festival, Best Actress Award 2014

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