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2022, documentary, director: Viktor Portel, 73 min. / 52 min.
Frame Films (CZ) in co-production with Restart (HR), Czech TV (CZ), Croatian Radiotelevision (HR) & Al Jazeera Balkans


THE INVESTIGATOR_trailer from Restart on Vimeo.

Vladimír Dzuro, is the only Czech investigator to have worked for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. His task was to collect evidence against war criminals and perpetrators of ethnic cleansing. His two biggest cases were the Ovcara massacre, linked to then-Vukovar Mayor Slavko Dokmanovic, and ethnic cleansing in northwestern Bosnia. Together with Dzuro, we embark on a metaphorical, but also very realistic tour of the site of his investigations in the former Yugoslavia and a meeting with surviving witnesses of ethnically motivated crimes. What does the Balkans look like today, where the conflict took place twenty-five years ago? What happened to the people who still live in those places today, what about their memory? And finally most importantly, did ‘Hague justice’ have any meaning and significance for those who went through the worst?

The film is inspired by Vladimir Dzuro’s book 'The Investigator – Demons of the Balkan War', published in 2017 in the Czech Republic as 'Vyšetřovatel – Démoni balkánské války a světská spravedlnost' by Grada Publishing and in 2019 in the USA by Potomac Books.

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Director and screenwriter: Viktor Portel
Idea: Martina Šantavá
DOP: Šimon Dvořáček
Editor: Vladimir Gojun
Sound designer: Dominik Dolejší
Composers: Dominik Dolejší, Adam Levý
Re-recording mixer: Štěpán Mamula
Sound recordists: Filip Ledinšćak, Niko Gulam
Director's assistant: Zuzana Walter

Executive producer (Czech TV): Roman Blaas
Production managers: Karolína Fránková  (CZ), Suzana Erbežnik (HR)
Associate producer: Vanja Jambrović
Production assistant: Zrinka Košar
Creative producer (Czech TV): Martina Šantavá

Producer: Hana Blaha Šilarová (Frame Films, CZ)
Co-producer: Oliver Sertić (Restart, HR)

Production: Frame Films (CZ)
Co-production: Restart (HR), Czech TV (CZ), Croatian Radiotelevision, Al Jazeera Balkans