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Labour Equals Freedom

  • Fiction Film
  • 71’
drama
  • 2004
  • Slovenia

With Slovenia’s integration into the European Union, the main character loses his job, which, consequently, triggers many problems. Peter is a machine operator in his early forties. He is trying to find another job, but all his efforts are in vain. He is losing self-confidence and self-esteem. He suspects his wife Vera of cheating, and when it already seems that his fears are a figment of his imag

With Slovenia’s integration into the European Union, the main character loses his job, which, consequently, triggers many problems. Peter is a machine operator in his early forties. He is trying to find another job, but all his efforts are in vain. He is losing self-confidence and self-esteem. He suspects his wife Vera of cheating, and when it already seems that his fears are a figment of his imagination, they turn out to be true. Peter demands a divorce and remains alone. In a moment of despair, he decides to hang himself. But as the rope is tightening a neighbour saves his life. But his pointless life goes on - from the Employment Office to a local bar. One day he finds his frightened neighbours in front of the house. There is a gas leak and the fire-fighters are stuck in a traffic jam. Without hesitation, Peter runs into the building and saves the day. His neighbours are cheering him, and the house manager offers him a job as caretaker. Peter's self-esteem is restored.

Director Damjan Kozole
Cast Peter Musevski, Nataša Barbara Gračner, Lara Djurica
Awards 7 awards and 1 nomination
Credits order
daughter Sonja
lady at jobcentre
neiboourgh Marija
friend Janez
psychiatrist
Primož Dolinar
neiboourgh
Alphabetical order
waitress Erna
husband of beaten up girl
pretepeno dekle

Writing

screenwriter
co-writer
co-writer

Direction

director

Production

producer

Cinematography

director of photography

Music

music composer

Editing

film editor

Production design

production designer

Costume design

costume designer

Make-up

key make-up artist

Sound design

sound designer
sound designer
assistant director
script supervisor/continuity
line producer
sound recordist
steadicam operator
gaffer
key grip
grip
(glavni)

production

co-production
co-production
distribution
Festival Award
best directing
2006
Special Mention
jury prize
2006
Vesna Award
best leading role
2005

Za vehementno obvladovanje razpona izrazito različnih vlog.

Vesna Award
best leading role
2005

Za prepričljivo upodobitev vsakdanjega človeka in njegovih negotovosti.

The Heart of Sarajevo
best actor/actress
2005
Nominations
Premiere
29.12.2004, Slovenia
Alternative title
Labour Equals Freedom (english)
Genres
drama
Production countries
Slovenia
Languages
slovenian
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,85:1
Duration and length
71 minutes / 1948 meters
Colour
Colour
Sound
stereo
Negative format
film s16mm
Screening formats
film 35mm
Budget
Budget estimate
501,381 EUR
Grants
83,458 EUR
public call / Equivalent to

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