POZITIV FILM ZAGREB presents IVAN JURKOVIĆ a film by ANTE ROZIĆ “DRAŽEN” ALEKSANDAR PETROVIĆ NEVEN BERTIČEVIĆ BISERKA PETROVIĆ STOJKO VRANKOVIĆ sound recordist DEAN BJELINSKI film editors MARIJA BJELINSKI FILIP KARABELJ music composed by DARKO HAJSEK directors of photography SANDI NOVAK, MIŠO OREPIĆ executive producers JADRANKO PONGRAC ANTE ROZIĆ IVAN JURKOVIĆ written by ANTE ROZIĆ IVAN JURKOVIĆ produced by SONJA JURJEVIĆ directed by ANTE ROZIĆ
I am one of those who became permanently infused with basketball due to Dražen. Because of him, we have all loved and dreamed of basketball. Every day. Even today. Many have tried to play basketball. Including me, of course. But, regardless of whether we were successful or not, his shots made us go further … Never surrender. Try again. Always with everything we’ve got. For just a small step forward. And not just in basketball. After Dražen’s departure, we now must admit how much we miss him…
It was exciting to play against Dražen. Whenever we played, he played a strong game, very aggressive. He was never nervous, he confronted me with the equal force with which I have attacked. We had some great duels. Unfortunately, it did not last long. In the short period he played professional basketball, he was one of the first successful European players in the NBA. Others have tried to follow him.