To celebrate the weird and wonderful Eurovision Song Contest, we present weird and wonderful film facts about this year's finalist countries.
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12 Apr 2013 - 2:05 PM  UPDATED 12 Apr 2013 - 2:05 PM

Because his work as a script doctor or co-writer significantly lifted the standard of his Croatian film collaborators, Ognjen Svilicic acquired the nickname the “Mabuse of Croatian cinema” who “resurrects directors from the dead”. Unfortunately his 2010 film Two Sunny Days had the opposite effect on 1970s porn actress Sylvia “Emmanuelle” Krystel: the Dutch actresses' appearance as a German tourist was her last movie before she died. Svilicic's writing/directing career has done quite well of the strength of films like Sorry For Kung Fu about a Croatian woman who gives birth to a baby with Asian facial features, and the award-winning Armin (2007, pictured) about a boy who auditions for a role in a film about the Balkan conflict. Svilicic has also delighted Croatian audiences by writing a sitcom called Bumerang about a repatriated Australian Croatian who purchases a local television network. There is no truth in the rumour that Svilicic approached Croatian-descended Eric Banadinovic (Eric Bana to you) to star.