Rojen za umret

Born to Die

  • Short Documentary Film
  • 15’
  • 2018
  • Slovenia

An experimental documentary about the fate of a man from birth to death – except that we never see the man, only pieces of information about his existence. Our short life is increasingly dependent on advances in medicine and pharmacy, techniques of investigation and intervention in the hidden corners of human life. The film shows the evolution of the "virtual" reality of our lives, which we can on

An experimental documentary about the fate of a man from birth to death – except that we never see the man, only pieces of information about his existence. Our short life is increasingly dependent on advances in medicine and pharmacy, techniques of investigation and intervention in the hidden corners of human life. The film shows the evolution of the "virtual" reality of our lives, which we can only witness on the monitors and endoscopic cameras of various medical investigations and interventions. These begin with fertilisation of the ovum, ultrasound of the foetus, incubators, DNA blood tests and other laboratory examinations, ECG, EEG, MRI, CT... Robotic surgery and "spare parts": cardiac pacemakers, valves, stents, artificial hearts, knees, hips, bone screws, eye lenses, dental implants, ear implants in young people... An intensive care unit with extracorporeal blood circulation, mechanical ventilation etc., replacing essential life functions... All the way to the final image on the monitor, the cessation of heartbeat indicated by a horizontal line, which ultimately defines the boundary between life and death. At the end of the movie, the camera – the soul – flies over the wide horizon of the infinite Ocean – our ancestral mother and cradle of life.

Director Matjaž Žbontar
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Direction

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Sound design

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production

Belgrade, Serbia
2018
Alternative title
Born to Die (english)
Production countries
Slovenia
Technical data
Duration and length
15 minutes
Colour
Colour
Sound
stereo
Budget
Budget estimate
47,700 EUR
Grants
38,000 EUR
public call / Production
2016

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