Out of competition I 120 min I Croatia
For the first time in his life, Miro spends the night with a prostitute sent to him to the hotel after a business dinner. After having sex with her, he finds the girl dead in the bathroom. A successful, happily married father of two will cover up this episode with the help of two hotel workers who afterward start asking for some small and then later on bigger and bigger services. The accomplices of his “crime” become an indispensable accompaniment in his life which will never be the same again.
Lukas Nola (1964.-2022.)
The director’s words about the film: My personal powerlessness in the face of violence and primitivism and the powerlessness of the people around me have led me to write and shoot this film. The only constant of these two countries where I have lived is arrogance, primitivism and violence (I don’t mean physical one, although there was that, too) which dominate and determine all the rules by which this society functions. Not always loudly, sometimes covertly or completely imperceptibly. But present. And anger at myself for agreeing to it – that was my first impulse to write this story.
Producer: Hrvoje Pervan, Dragan Juric, Ankica Juric Tilic
Cast: Zivko Anocic, Kresimir Mikic, Niksa Butijer, Hrvojka Begovic, Igor Kovac, Hrvoje Barisic, Pasko Vukasovic, Lena Medar, Barbara Nola, Matija Cigir
Festivals: Premier – Pula Film Festival