Behind the Glass (film)

Behind the Glass
Directed by Zrinko Ogresta
Starring Leon Lučev
Jadranka Đokić
Daria Lorenci
Release dates
  • 5 July 2008 (2008-07-05)
Running time
1h 20min
Country Croatia
Language Croatian

Behind the Glass (Croatian: Iza stakla) is a 2008 Croatian drama film directed by Zrinko Ogresta.[1]


Successful thirty-something architect Nikola (Leon Lučev) can feel the walls closing in. Already stressed at the office due to a coworker’s breach of professional ethics, he goes home to a life with a wife, Maja (Jadranka Đokić), and young daughter that offers no respite. Maja can barely contain her pain and anger over her awareness that Nikola is having an affair. Ana (Daria Lorenci), his colleague and mistress of six years, is near a meltdown of her own, as his endless promises to leave Maja continue to ring hollow. Something’s got to give — and so it does when Maja drops a bomb on a family gathering and Nikola loses his precarious balance as his life spins out of control. Unable to take actions or even make decisions to reverse the havoc he has wreaked, Nikola finally learns all too well the meaning of the old axiom “he who hesitates is lost” in the midst of unexpectedly tragic consequences.


Jadranka Đokić in 2008 at the
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Awards and nominations

Year Group Category Recipients Result
2008 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Best Film (Crystal Globe) Behind the Glass Nominated
2008 Motovun Film Festival Audience Award Zrinko Ogresta Won
2008 Pula Film Festival Best Actress Jadranka Đokić Won
2008 Pula Film Festival Best Cinematography Davorin Gecl Won


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