Documentary film by director Branko Ištvančić "All was a good dream" ("Le Frenchie de Vukowar" about the Croatian volunteer Frenchman Jean-Michele Nicolier, who was taken by the Serbian paramilitary units after being taken out of the Vukovar War Hospital on 1991 on the mass strata of Ovčari is shown on Wednesday night in the overwhelming Zagreb cinema of Europe.
A shaky, intimate and touching documentary "Everything was a good dream" deals with events from the era of the Greater Serbian aggression on Croatia in the autumn of 1991. and discusses the arrival of young French volunteer Jean-Michel Nicolier (1966.-1991.) in Croatia, his struggle for freedom and independence of the Republic of Croatia, the tragic defense of the town of Vukovar from the Yugoslav aggressors and the torture of Ovčari.
Iznvancic showed the events through the emotional vision of Jean-Michel's mother, Lyliane Fournier, who in the movie search for information to reach the remains of her son and duly buried him.
An unusual but proud mother remembers her son and his youth, trying to find out the reasons why she left the birthplace of Vesoul on the Croatian battlefield.
Mrs. Fournier and her other son, Paul, go to Vukovar in search of the truth about the last days of her son's life, JNA and Serbian paramilitary units pulled out of the War Hospital, detained at the hangar at Ovčari and executed.
The film is a witness to the torture of Dragutin Berghofer - Beli, Colonel Ivan Grujic, who forensically analyzes the remains of unknown persons killed during the Homeland War, Josip Račić, who was with Jean-Michelo in the ravaged Vukovar hospital, Dr. Bosnaac, former Croatian ambassador to Vatican Ive Livjanić and writer Nevenka Nekić, author of a novel about Jean-Michele Jean or the smell of death.
The premiere of the 90-minute film "All was a good night" was attended by the author's team of documentaries and Jean-Michelle's mother, Lyliane Fournier's main protagonist, Vice-President of the Croatian Parliament Ivan Tepeš, Croatian Minister of Culture Dr. Zlatko Hasanbegović, Bernadica Juretić, envoy of Zagreb Archbishop Josip Bozanić, Cardinal Nedjeljko Pintarić and a representative of the diplomatic corps.
Jean-Michel Nicolier was one of the 481 Foreign Volunteers of the Homeland War of the 35 countries that defended the Republic of Croatia. Although the Frenchman by nationality, at the end of August 1991. he came to Zagreb, joined the HOS lines in Mejaš Village near Duge Rese, with whom he later voluntarily went to defend Croatia in Vukovar.
Though young and inexperienced in warfare, his comrades point out that he has shown himself to a very good and brave defender who has not departed from the fight and remained in Vukovar.
Jean-Michel waged at the Vukovar Fair, and 9 was wounded. November and you had to stay in the hospital. After the fall of Vukovar and the entry of the Yugoslav Army into a hospital (although the JNA signed an agreement with the Croatian side not to enter the hospital)] was taken along with other wounded, sick, medical staff and civilians. She was executed on Sheepdogs at night with 20. on 21. November 1991. years.
In the cellar of the Vukovar War Hospital, several hours before death, Jean-Michel Nicolier in a brief interview with French reporters said: "I lost too many friends, I saw too many people crying, too much suffering. I have often suggested that I leave Vukovar and return to France, but I stayed. We lost. I knew it would be difficult, but I did not think it would be so terrible, especially for civilians. I like volunteer came to Vukovar. This is my choice, both in good and evil. Why as a volunteer? Because I think they need help. That's why I chose their side. What does Vukovar symbolize for you? Slaughterhouse. Slaughterhouse. Slaughterhouse. "
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