Regional Competition

Mlungu - The White King

David Lušičić
Screening time  
08.04. / Friday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 3 Ticket
09.04. / Saturday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 5 Ticket

A Croatian sailor was arrested in connection with the biggest ever drug bust by South African authorities, who seized 230 kilos of uncut cocaine in his room on the ship en route from Argentina to Europe. After five years in prison, he is back home.  A filmmaker is following him on a personal journey where he deals with consequences of his decisions, tries to find a way to live a normal life and neglect the temptation of repeating the same mistakes. In prison they called him “Mlungu – The White King”, convinced that he is the boss of the mafia and not just a mule. Now he is struggling between settling down and playing the role of “the king” once again.


David Lušičić

David Lusicic was born in 1976 in Rijeka, Croatia. He works as an independent filmmaker, lecturer and interdisciplinary culture project manager. He finished his MA studies in TV and Film directing at Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. He holds a Master degree in Scenography from Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London, and MA in Architecture from Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana. After finishing his first independent film project, a feature omnibus Transmania which has been premiered at Sarajevo Film Festival 2016, he started a production company Zebra Production and an art organization Greta Creative Network. He's last short documentary has been premiered at Sarajevo Film Festival in 2020 and awarded with the first prize at Revenue of Croatian Filmmaking, as well as the Best Regional Film at Liburnia Film Festival. Mlungu – The White King is his first feature length documentary. He is currently developing his second feature film Via Roma.

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Mlungu - Bijeli kralj

2022, 70'

Directed by:
David Lušičić

Screenplay by:
David Lušičić

Bojana Burnać, David Lušičić

Edited by:
Damir Čučić

Sandi Bratonja

David Lušičić

Produced by:
Greta Creative Network


Zebra Production
Greta Creative Network
David Lušičić