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Gravehopping

  • Fiction Film
  • 103’
comedy, drama
  • 2005
  • Slovenia, Croatia

The story unfolds in the Slovenian countryside, where Pero an emotional and intelligent man in his thirties, works as a writer of funeral speeches. But these are more than mere eulogies for the dead, since they are cleverly and intentionally intertwined with his life philosophy. The essence of the story are the relationships between the inhabitants of this small rural community, their eternal ques

The story unfolds in the Slovenian countryside, where Pero an emotional and intelligent man in his thirties, works as a writer of funeral speeches. But these are more than mere eulogies for the dead, since they are cleverly and intentionally intertwined with his life philosophy. The essence of the story are the relationships between the inhabitants of this small rural community, their eternal quest for warmth and love in this absurd chaos we call life. Ida is in love with Šuki, Vilma is preoccupied with her worthless husband, Pero is trying to win Renata's heart, and Dedo is tormented by feelings of loneliness and sadness since the death of his wife, which drive him to frequent but hopelessly inept suicide attempts. Although it starts out as a comedy, it develops in other directions and leads to an end that leaves Pero speechless.

Director Jan Cvitkovič
Cast Gregor Baković, Ludvik Bagari, Demeter Bitenc
Awards 3 awards and 1 nomination
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Vesna Award
best supporting role
2005

Za duhovni in fizični naboj njene igre.

Vesna Award
best supporting role
2005

Za sposobnost izžarevanja topline in strasti, ki ju zahteva lik.

Vesna Award
best feature film
2005

Za inventivno režijo, s katero Jan Cvitkovič usmerja dovršeni scenarij, s čimer uspešno spaja komedijo in tragedijo.

Nominations
Slovenian Candidate
best foreign-film academy award
2006

Ni bil nominiran.

Alternative title
Gravehopping (english)
Genres
comedy, drama
Production countries
Slovenia, Croatia
Languages
slovenian
Technical data
Aspect ratio
2,39:1 // 2,35:1
Duration and length
103 minutes / 2825 meters
Colour
Colour
Sound
stereo
Negative format
film 35mm
Screening formats
film 35mm
Budget
Budget estimate
1,111,280 EUR
Grants
751,126 EUR
public call / Production

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