Goran, a young boy arrives at a Catholic boarding school far away from his family. The boarding school, a strange environment, is a place with strict religious disciplines. In this place, where Catholic doctrines are thoroughly practiced, Goran has difficulty adapting. The more strongly the school instill religious teachings, the more rebellious Goran becomes and asks fundamental questions. For example, when the school prepares a play about the birth of Jesus and assigns Goran the role of Joseph the carpenter, he replies that it is "nonsense" to the fact that the Virgin Mary conceived Jesus through the Holy Spirit.In the face of the fundamental question of how pregnancy is possible without sexual relationships, the school forces the students to believe instead of giving proper answers. Goran also refuses to participate in a group prayer. The principal forbids all students to eat lunch when the Goran refuses to pray. Then the students′ anger is directed at Goran. The film, which asks fundamental questions about Christian teachings, is a reminder of all the coercion of ideas or beliefs, as well as religion. (Nam Dong-chul)
Born in 1971 in Split, Croatia. He graduated film directing on Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb where he is teaching screenwriting as a professor. He has made five feature-length motion pictures. His film Sorry For Kung Fu had premiere on 55 Berlinale Forum, and has won several international awards. His film Armin also had premiere on Berlinale Forum, after that he went on more than 100 international film festivals and won more than twenty awards among them East of the West award at Karlowy Vary and FIPRESCI award for best foreign film at Palm Springs. His last film These are the Rules had premiere in Venice film festival in Orrizonti section, and won the award for best actor and later best director at Warsaw Film Festival.