GenreDrama, Romance, War CountryFR Yugoslavia
Release dateJuly 3, 1994 WriterBoro Draskovic, Maja Draskovic
E moj druze zagrebacki vukovar jedna prica 1994
Vukovar, jedna priča (Serbian Cyrillic: Вуковар, једна прича, English: Vukovar: A Story) is a Serbian war film directed by Boro Drašković. It was released in 1994. It is also known as Vukovar poste restante. The film was selected as the Serbian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 67th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
The film takes place in Vukovar, a city on the border between Serbia and Croatia, in a country which used to be called SFR Yugoslavia, on the eve of the country's breakup. It is a typical love story, between a Croat woman Ana (Mirjana Joković) and a Serb man Toma (Boris Isaković), who marry one another with the blessing of both families right before the Battle of Vukovar. Their harmonic community is brutally broken apart with the start of a civil war. Not only they but everyone around them, against their will, are brought into the craziness of war which divides them from family and friends. Divided, living through hell, they still hope that the horrors of war will stop and that their newborn baby will be able to have a fresh start.
The film's slogan was Nothing is stronger than love, maybe only war!
Writing for the Croatian daily Jutarnji list, Jurica Pavičić gave it a scathing review, saying the film was consistently promoting a false equidistance between the Croatian and Serbian nationalism in the war, that was especially irritating at the time when the Vukovar massacre had happened. In 2009, the Zagreb Film Festival director wanted to include the film in its "Film and propaganda" session, but the film's producer retracted their permission for the showing.