Aktion DB / Akcija D. B. (2018)

80 min / documentary feature, Feature Film

Diana, born in the respectable Obexer family from Innsbruck, moved to Zagreb after marrying the medical doctor Julij Budisavljević. As a housewife she dedicated herself to her husband and their children – until she found out, in the autumn of 1941, about the existence of concentration camps where Orthodox women and their children were imprisoned in the capital of the newly-established Independent State of Croatia. Convinced that her own life was not any more valuable than the lives of the unjustly persecuted, she undertook a risky attempt at rescuing the children from the camps. More than 10,000 children were then saved during her DB Campaign, as she called her efforts herself. Due to the historical circumstances, her story remained undiscovered until recently.


Alma Prica
Igor Samobor
Mirjana Karanovič
Krešimir Mikić
Ermin Bravo

Film crew

Director: Dana Budisavljević
Screenwriter: Dana Budisavljević, Jelena Paljan
D.O.P.: Jasenko Rasol
Production designer: Duško Milavec, Ivo Hušnjak
Costume Designer: Martina Franić
Producer: Miljenka Čogelja, Olinka Vištica
Make up Artist: Dušica Vuksanović


Production Company: Hulahop
Co-production Company: This & That, December
Co-funding: HAVC / Hrvatski audiovizualni centar, Media, Slovenski filmski center, javna agencija RS, Euroimages, Srbski filmski center

Technical data

Film format: DCP
Aspect ratio: /
Colours: color
Sound: unknown