Visnjic goes for a beer on a camel

The famous American-Croatian actor has been working hard on creating the best motion-picture in Croatia to date

Kalinovac, the small municipality in Croatia was recreated into desert, only for the shooting of the ‘General’. It is located in the north-eastern part of Croatia, near the border with Hungary. The Hollywood actor Goran Visnjic is playing a legion-commander there. He plays the famous Croatian General Ante Gotovina, and in Kalinovac the crew recreates the general’s warrior scenes from the Algerian desert. 3 camels named Georgia, Dina and Tomica, were brought on set especially for the desert scenes.

In the Fort in the older part of town, the ‘General’ film crew has recorded the needed desert scenes. Dina and Tomica, the well-known camels, will also appear in the scenes with the star of the film Goran Visnjic. They were the main attraction of the then Ethno village.

“I can hardly wait to end with the shooting and to get some shade and drink a beer”, said Goran Visnjic, the “General” on HRT’s film set.

The Hollywood actor recorded all of the desert scenes in Kalinovac, recreating the legionary days of Ante Gotovina. Film director Antun Vrdoljak wanted to capture the magic of the desert and glorify the military record of the famous general. Gotovina joined the French Foreign Legion in his twenties, and participated in military operations in Algeria.

While shooting, because of the high temperatures like in a real African desert, Goran (Gotovina) had to put on the Green Beret. Makeup artists were on constantly working, as the makeup of all the actors on set had to be carefully remade because of their sweat. Georgia and Dina were waiting for their generals patiently in the heat…

Visnjic complained to his fans that he missed his home in L.A. and was barely waiting to get back there. He came to Croatia in late February and shot the very first scenes with Boris Svrtan in the Lika mountain region.

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Jenny Laven (born July 15th, 1985 ) is an American journalist and blogger. For many years, was one of the most active journalists from Philadelphia, while pursuing justice for the American people and the American way. She started to learn about journalism from her father Dan. With fourteen years she quickly recognized her own talent for writing. She quickly progressed and became a leading journalist for the school paper. She has written about everything and everyone, once she focuses on that. Before joining the Philadelphia Tribune,, Ms. Laven has gained international experience related to protection of human rights, negotiation and investments, working on the special program "Gender Equality and Security Sector Reform" at DCAF, The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the Office of the Executive Secretary, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, In the sector "Gender Equality" and Citi Private Bank, Geneva, Switzerland, on" Philanthropic Consulting Services and Collective Social Responsibility ".
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