Hudodelci

The Felons

  • Fiction Film
  • 90’
drama
  • 1987
  • Yugoslavia (Slovenia), Serbia

Peter Berdon, a member of the Slovenian minority in Italy, leaves Trieste and takes to Ljubljana in the first years after the Second World War. He makes friends with three older Italian communists, political refugees who, like him, ran away to Ljubljana from the unsettled region Friuli-Venezia Giulia. In the critical year 1948, our secret service asks them to intercede in a certain matter in Tries

Peter Berdon, a member of the Slovenian minority in Italy, leaves Trieste and takes to Ljubljana in the first years after the Second World War. He makes friends with three older Italian communists, political refugees who, like him, ran away to Ljubljana from the unsettled region Friuli-Venezia Giulia. In the critical year 1948, our secret service asks them to intercede in a certain matter in Trieste. The Italians refuse their cooperation for political reasons. Peter, however, offers his services to carry out the task alone, particularly because he would like to meet Florence, an English teacher, whom he is in love with. When he returns to Ljubljana without having carried out the mission, he learns that his Italian friends have been imprisoned. With Ivan, a casual acquaintance of his, they start with minor and major felonious deeds and after a tragically end, he is arrested and put into Sremska Mitrovica prison, where to his great surprise, he is continually charged with association with the Italians and wrongly convicted, Peter starts thinking about escape and of Florence who is waiting for him, somewhere.

Director Franci Slak
Cast Mario Šelih, Anja Rupel, Ilija Bašić
Awards 6 awards
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Writing

based on the book by
(roman: Hudodelci)
screenwriter

Direction

director

Cinematography

director of photography

Editing

film editor

Production design

production designer

Costume design

costume designer

Make-up

key make-up artist
line producer
sound recordist

production

production
music/scoring
music/scoring
Prešeren's Fund Award
best directing
1989
Metod Badjura Golden Award
best directing
1987

Nagrada z diplomo.

Metod Badjura Recognition Award
best production design
1987

Priznanje z diplomo.

Metod Badjura Golden Award
best music/score
1987

Nagrada z diplomo.

Metod Badjura Recognition Award
best sound design
1987

Priznanje z diplomo.

Debutant of the Year
best performance
1987
Premiere
28.10.1987, Yugoslavia
Alternative title
Die Übeltäter (german)
The Felons (english)
Genres
drama
Production countries
Yugoslavia (Slovenia), Serbia
Languages
slovenian
Technical data
Duration and length
90 minutes / 2463 meters
Sound
mono
Negative format
film 35mm
Screening formats
film 35mm

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