Directed by Darko Stante
95 min | 2018 | Slovenia
Presented in Slovenian with English subtitles.
Cast: Matej Zemljic, Timon Sturbej, Gasper Markun
The raw emotions in this film manifest in a peculiar way. Its story, although harsh and very much in your face, is portraying the life of a troublemaking young man in a conservative and bullying culture that ends up in a special school for youth with problematic behavior, where he meets and falls for another young man who turns out to be the biggest bully of them all. As the main character establishes dominance in school, he ends up along with the guy he likes and goes to extremes by intimidating, committing crimes, fighting, hurting and manipulating people, all to cover up his true desires when it comes to his sexuality and to please and draw closer to the guy he likes. It will keep you on your toes with every scene carefully shot to give the view a host of powerful emotions. It’s a tale that most of us have gone through, although not as severe. Viewer’s will be surprised how easy it is to empathise with the volatile main character. You’ll need a break after watching this film.
Official Selection: 2018 Athens International Film Festival, 2018 Guadalajara International Film Festival