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Once were humans

  • Fiction Film
  • 89’
  • 2020
  • Slovenia

Leo is an Italian who lives in Slovenia. Vučko is a Bosnian who arrived in Slovenia as a child refugee. Leo continues to stay in Slovenia because of his ex-wife Tanja and his son Luka, hoping that they can become a family again. When the bank refuses to grant a loan Leo and Vučko would need to renovate their restaurant, they have no choice but to accept an offer from Gianni, a swindler. They are t

Leo is an Italian who lives in Slovenia. Vučko is a Bosnian who arrived in Slovenia as a child refugee. Leo continues to stay in Slovenia because of his ex-wife Tanja and his son Luka, hoping that they can become a family again. When the bank refuses to grant a loan Leo and Vučko would need to renovate their restaurant, they have no choice but to accept an offer from Gianni, a swindler. They are tasked with stealing Gianni’s truck so that he can collect the insurance money. However, instead of stealing Gianni’s truck, Leo and Vučko mistakenly steal a truck full of refugees. Vučko the refugee and Leo the migrant themselves thus inadvertently become responsible for destinies of people similarly unfortunate as they had once been. In order to solve their financial problems, they decide to sell the refugees. At first, it seems that they are not indifferent towards these people, but with each passing day there is less and less humanity left in Leo and Vučko.

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Alternative title
Once were humans (english)
Production countries
Slovenia
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,85:1
Duration and length
89 minutes
Colour
Colour
Sound
5.1
Screening formats
digital DCP
Cameras
Arri Alexa Mini
FPS
24
Budget
Grants
640,000 EUR
public call / Feature Length film
2017

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