Exemplary Behaviour

  • Documentary Film
  • 85’
  • 2019
  • Lithuania, Slovenia, Bulgaria

Having experienced the loss of the killed brother, director Audrius Mickevičius went to the Lukiškės prison to examine the paradox of “exemplary behavior”. Mickevičius met Rimantas and Rolandas, sentenced to life but driven by the hope of change. Mickevičius himself experienced the journey from anger to forgiveness, which was interrupted by his terminal disease.

Director Audrius Mickevičius, Nerijus Milerius
Cast Rimas Alekna, Roland Čerapokas, Ingrida Čerapokiene
Awards 1 award
Director's statement

A few years ago, my elder brother was killed by two men. One of the murderers escaped punishment while the second, who took the blame for the crime, was later released from jail for exemplary behavior

A few years ago, my elder brother was killed by two men. One of the murderers escaped punishment while the second, who took the blame for the crime, was later released from jail for exemplary behavior. This made me decide to conduct socio-artistic research on what “exemplary behavior” can mean in the case of a murderer.

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Vesna Award
best music/score
2020

Izvirna glasba v dokumentarnem filmu o obsojencih na dosmrtno ječo vseskozi podpira brezizhodnost situacije, v kateri so se znašli zaporniki. V gledalcu vzbuja tesnobo ob soočenju z morilci, dramaturško stopnjuje napetost pripovedi, s svojim crescendom pa proti koncu sproži v nas celo odpuščanje.

Premiere
2019
Premiere
31.10.2019, Leipzig, Germany
Alternative title
Vzorno vedenje (slovenian)
Production countries
Lithuania, Slovenia, Bulgaria
Languages
french, lithuanian
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,77:1 (16:9)
Duration and length
85 minutes
Colour
Colour
Sound
stereo
Screening formats
digital DCP

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