Zastoj

Deadlock

  • Fiction Film
  • 87’
drama
  • 2021
  • Slovenia, Serbia, North Macedonia

An encounter between two married couples from the opposite ends of the social scale, which, at first glance, seem to have nothing in common. An accident and a tragic event bring them together fatefully in a single night and most likely until the rest of their lives.

Director Vinko Möderndorfer
Cast Mirjam Korbar Žlajpah, Peter Musevski, Uroš Fürst
Director's statement

We live in the times when the lack of empathy in interpersonal relations represents one of the most acute problems in the world. Day after day, the brutal and ruthless capitalism wreaks havoc on human

We live in the times when the lack of empathy in interpersonal relations represents one of the most acute problems in the world. Day after day, the brutal and ruthless capitalism wreaks havoc on human relationships and compassion for the pain of others, pushing the world into an all-out war. Empathy, compassion, sensitivity for the pain of other people – all of this seems to be disappearing from the world map. I find it important to tell a story where human relationships fully come to life and where the sensibility for the other as an important value of our civilisation is restored again. The world we are living in is the world in a deadlock. We are stuck in a kind of a civilisational standstill from which it is impossible to escape without mutual understanding and respect for basic human and humanist values.

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Premiere
08.05.2021, FEST - Mednarodni filmski festival (dvorana Kombank), Beograd, Serbia
Alternative title
Deadlock (english)
Nočni kvartet (slovenian) (delovni naslov)
Genres
drama
Production countries
Slovenia, Serbia, North Macedonia
Languages
slovenian
Technical data
Aspect ratio
2,39:1 // 2,35:1
Duration and length
87 minutes
Colour
(z barvnimi inserti)
Sound
5.1
Negative format
digital raw (ArriRaw 2,8K)
Screening formats
digital DCP
Cameras
Arri Alexa

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