Anica Dobra (Serbian Cyrillic: Аница Добра; born June 3, 1963) is a Serbian film and theatre actress.

Anica Dobra
Аница Добра
Anica Dobra als Maria; 'Wachtmeister Zumbühl' von Urs Odermatt.jpg
Dobra on a movie set in 1993
Born (1963-06-03) 3 June 1963 (age 59)
NationalitySerbian
Other namesAnna Dobra, Anizza Dobra, Ahnizza Dobra
EducationFaculty of Dramatic Arts
Alma materUniversity of Arts in Belgrade
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1985–present
AwardsBavarian Film Awards
Best Young Actress
1990 Rosamunde

Early life and educationEdit

Dobra was born on June 3, 1963, in Belgrade, where she completed her primary education before moving to Frankfurt on Main with her mother. She stayed in Germany until she graduated from gymnasium, and then returned to Serbia. In 1983, Dobra enrolled in the Faculty of Dramatic Arts at the University of Arts in Belgrade. She studied under Predrag Bajčetić, together with Nebojša Bakočević, Goran Radaković, Arijana Čulina, Milan Pleština and Dragan Mrkić. She successfully graduated in 1987.

Despite her star status, Dobra likes to keep details of her personal and family life private. She is married to Miodrag Sovtić. Their daughter Mina Sovtić is also an actress.[1][2]

CareerEdit

Her first acting debut occurred in the second year of studies in a short film called “Pera Panker” (1985). In 1987 she got a breakthrough role in a feature film “Život radnika”. During the same year, she received the best leading actress award at the prestigious Pula Film Festival. Prominent roles in many critically acclaimed Serbian movies followed - „Već viđeno“ (1987), “Sabirni centar” (1989), “Kako je propao rokenrol” (1989), “Crni bombarder” (1992), “Točkovi” (1998), “Klopka” (2007), “Ljubav i drugi zločini” (2008), “Neko me ipak čeka” (2009), and “Enklava” (2015).

Starting from the 1990s, Dobra appeared in over 30 international movies, predominantly from German cinematography. For her first international role in “Rosamunde” (1990) she received the Bavarian Film Award for the Best Young Actress.

Concurrently with her film career, Dobra has also been actively performing in theatre plays at Atelje 212, Zvezdara theatre and the Yugoslav drama theatre. Besides acting, she has also translated from German the folk play “Der Drang” by Franz Xaver Kroetz.

Acting creditsEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Alternative title Role
1985 Pera Panker (short film)
1987 Život radnika Mirjana Ciric
Već viđeno Reflections Olgica
Život sa stricem My Uncle's Legacy Korina
1989 Balkan ekspres 2 Balkan Express 2 Lili
Kako je propao rokenrol The Fall of Rock & Roll Barbara
Sabirni centar The Meeting Point Milica
Seobe II Tekla Bozic
1990 Rosamunde [de] Rosamunde
Nie im Leben Mimi
The Gamblers [de] Spieler Kathrin
1991 Wildfire [de] Wildfeuer Emerenz Meier
1992 Tito i ja Tito and Me majka
Crni bombarder The Black Bomber Luna
1993 Das Grau des Himmels Carole
1994 Polismördaren The Police Murderer Kia
Frauen sind was Wunderbares Women Are Simply Wonderful Michelle
Constable Zumbühl [de] Wachtmeister Zumbühl Maria
1995 Roula [de] Roula – Dunkle Geheimnisse Roula
1996 Honigmond [de] Linda
1998 Bin ich schön? Am I Beautiful? Franziska
Točkovi Wheels Zana
Das merkwürdige Verhalten geschlechtsreifer Großstädter zur Paarungszeit Love Scenes from Planet Earth Tamineh
1999 Erleuchtung garantiert Enlightenment Guaranteed Anica
2000 Falling Rocks [de] Barbara
2001 Nataša Natasha Sandra
2005 Ivkova slava Ivko's Feast Sika
2007 Klopka The Trap Jelena
2008 Ljubav i drugi zločini Love and Other Crimes Anica
Universalove Milja
2010 Žena sa slomljenim nosem The woman with a broken nose Anica
2013 Gde je Nadja? Where Is Nadia? Milena
2015 Enklava Enclave Milica Arsic
2019 Leberkäsjunkie Frau Grimm
2020 Fuchs im Bau Fox in a Hole Leyla
2021 Aleksandar od Jugoslavije Alexander of Yugoslavia Isidora Sekulic

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Alternative title Role
1986 Pokondirena tikva (TV movie) Evica
1987 Ivanov (TV movie) Sasa
1989 Balkan ekspres 2 (TV Series) Lili
Metla bez drške (TV Series) Pevacica
1992 5 Zimmer, Küche, Bad [de] (TV movie) Pia Janzen
1993 Die Männer vom K3 (TV Series) Petra Lindner
Broz i ja (TV Mini Series) majka
1996 Schlag 12 (TV Movie) Gisela
Wolffs Revier (TV Series) Ines Andric
Tödliche Schwesterliebe (TV Movie) Meike
5 Stunden Angst – Geiselnahme im Kindergarten (TV Movie) Martina Becker
1997 Nackt im Cabrio (TV Movie) Rosa
Schimanski (TV Series) Uta Maubach
Geisterstunde – Fahrstuhl ins Jenseits (TV Movie) Simone
1998 Frau zu sein bedarf es wenig (TV Movie) Pauline Frohmut
Weekend mit Leiche (TV Movie) Susi / Pia
1999 Anwalt Abel (TV Series) Fanny Götz
Alphamann: Die Selbstmörderin (TV Movie) Nadja
Der Bulle von Tölz (TV Series) Maria Burgicz
2000 Fast ein Gentleman (TV Series) Melinda
Mutter wider Willen (TV Movie) Sonja Arnold
2001 SK Kölsch (TV Series) Mona Liebe
The Tanker Mayday! Überfall auf hoher See Suzanne
The Publisher [de] (TV Movie) Der Verleger Monika Springer

- 4. Ehefrau

Aszendent Liebe (TV Movie) Love in the Ascendant Lena Moosbach
Ein Hund für alle Fälle (TV Movie) Alexandra Kulm
2002 Der Freund meiner Mutter (TV Movie) Katrin Weber
One Hell of a Night (TV Movie) Jana
2003 Sperling (TV Series) Thea Caspari
Tigeraugen sehen besser (TV Movie) Judith Behrens
Der Herr der Wüste (TV Movie) Annette Bucher
ABC des Lebens (TV Movie) Christiane
2004 Edel & Starck (TV Series) Nora Wietke
Das Traumhotel (TV Series) Tina Berger
Ein Baby zum Verlieben (TV Movie) Antonia Sandmann
Mogelpackung Mann (TV Movie) Dr. Judith Müller
2005 Ivkova slava (TV Series) Sika
2006 Die Alpenklinik (TV Movie) Miriam Berghoff
Spezialauftrag: Kindermädchen (TV Movie) Special Mission: Nanny Jacky Meininger
Ein Familienschreck kommt selten allein (TV Movie) Simone
Ein Hauptgewinn für Papa (TV Movie) Xenia Teschmacher
Tatort (TV Series) Susanne Paulus
2007 Noch ein Wort und ich heirate dich! (TV Movie) Katrin Brand
Die Alpenklinik: Eine Frage des Herzens (TV Movie) Miriam Berghoff
Schöne Aussicht (TV Movie) Anna Wiegand
2008 Verrückt nach Emma (TV Movie) Marianne Berger
Die Alpenklinik: Aus heiterem Himmel (TV Movie) Miriam Berghoff
Vacation Getaway: Marrakech (TV Movie) Jutta Basinski
Mein Schüler, seine Mutter & ich (TV Movie) Ellen Hilbig
2009 Die Alpenklinik: Riskante Entscheidung (TV Movie) Miriam Berghoff-Guth
Neko me ipak čeka (TV movie) Someone is Still Waiting Vanja
2010 Weihnachten im Morgenland (TV Movie) Christmas in Arabia Milena Makowsky
2011 Ein Sommer in Paris (TV Movie) Klara Müller
Frau Ajnstajn (TV Movie) Mileva Maric
Leipzig Homicide (TV Series)
2012 Der Mann, der alles kann (TV Movie) Rita Meier
2012 Geliebtes Kind (TV Movie) Susanne
2013 SOKO 5113 (TV Series) Candice Taylor
Der Vollgasmann (TV Movie) Claire Leonhardt
2014 Odeljenje (TV Series) Snupijeva majka
2016 Rosamunde Pilcher (TV Series) Ella
Beste Feinde (TV Movie) Kathi Henne
Auf Augenhöhe Frau Gonsalves
Dr. Klein (TV Series) Vera Berger
2013 - 2017 Otvorena vrata 2 (TV Series) Leta
2017 SOKO Stuttgart (TV Series) Helga Fischer
Das Pubertier (TV Series) Roksana
2018 Paviljoni (TV Movie)
Koreni (TV Series) Roza
2019 Die Spezialisten – Im Namen der Opfer (TV Series) Never Too Late for Justice Inga Thalheim
Neues aus Büttenwarder (TV Series) Gerlinde Kötenbröck
2020 Der gute Bulle: Nur Tote reden nicht (TV Movie) Esra Filipovic
Slucaj porodice Boskovic (TV Series) Danka
2021 Kralj (TV Series) Isidora Sekulic
Beleznica profesora Miskovica (TV Series) Jelisaveta Miskovic
Zwerg Nase (TV Movie) Fee Kräuterweis
2018 - 2022 Ubice mog oca (TV Series) Rada

TheatreEdit

Play Role Theatre
Pred ogledalom Liza Atelje 212
Strah za granicu Ingeborg Holm Atelje 212
Boris Godunov Marina Atelje 212
Mravlji metež Lepa Kata Atelje 212
Očevi i oci Savina Atelje 212
Staza divljači Hani Šnajder Atelje 212
Divlji med Sofija Jegorovna Atelje 212
Gospoda Glembajevi Barunica Castelli Atelje 212
Mizeri Eni Atelje 212
Pazarni dan Zvezdara Theatre
Čaruga Zvezdara Theatre
Mala Milica Zvezdara Theatre
Urnebesna tragedija Neven Zvezdara Theatre
Grupa "Boris Piljnjak": Klasni neprijatelj Zvezdara Theatre
Korešpodencija! Zvezdara Theatre
Hipnoza jedne ljubavi Zvezdara Theatre
Oluja Miranda the Yugoslav Drama Theatre

Awards and nominationsEdit

Dobra is a recipient of numerous prizes. She has won Sterija's Award in 1991, the Golden Arena for Best Actress at the Pula Film Festival 1988, Carica Teodora award (twice) at the Film Festival in Niš, the Zoranov brk award, the Golden Turkey at the "Comedy Days" in Jagodina 1992, First Prize of the International Film festival in Vichy, Bavarian film - best young actress, the most prestigious German actor award Goldene Kamera, awards of Belgrade in 2008, the Award for Best Actress of SOFEST, AFUN award and others.[1]

Year Award Category Film Result
1987 Golden Arena Best Actress Reflections Won
1990 Bavarian Film Awards Best Young Actress Rosamunde Won
1990 German Film Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role The Gamblers Nominated
1991 Zoran Radmilovic Award Best Actress in a Play Urnebesna tragedija Won
2005 Goldene Kamera Best German Actress Mogelpackung Mann
Ein Baby zum Verlieben
Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Anica Dobra". atelje212.rs (in Serbian). Archived from the original on 21 July 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Anica Dobra". story.rs (in Serbian). Archived from the original on 22 July 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.

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