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BLEDI LYUDI

PALE FOLKS

Vladimir Todorović
Serbia, 2017, 91 Min

Some people steal an anti-fascist memorial originating from the time of socialist Yugoslavia. The historical or even artistic value is just as irrelevant to them as the memory of better times, but you can get six Euros a kilogram for the pure metal. The starting point for a laconic case study from Vojvodina, below the subsistence level and in contemplative black and white.

Tadar Studio

An old railbus travels through the snow-covered landscape. A herd of sheep runs across the barren meadows, the scrap dealer drives his donkey cart past old industrial plants to the big rubbish dump. Many Roma are looking here for recyclable material. The region is going downhill, people say, and the politicians are to blame. But there have been serious economic crises, smuggling and the black market ever since the beginning of the 1990s, but, people somehow keep on managing to stand it here, even at 16 degrees below zero. The young people hang around in bars, one of them wants to make a name for himself as a rap musician. Two policemen investigate the metal thefts without any real hope of success. One of the thieves' coveted objects is the monument by the river, which commemorates the 600 to 1000 dead who were drowned under the ice here during the Second World War. In Tito's Yugoslavia, such memorials were a reason of state and the victims became martyrs – nowadays, both only have scrap value. Time stands still when even the memory itself fades. WMH

Filmformat
Pro Re | S&W / B&W
Drehbuch
Vladimir Todorović
Kamera
Jovan Mošorinac
Ton
Gabor Ripli
Schnitt
Darko Maletin
Ausstattung
Dejan Došljak
Musik
Dalibor Kurjak, Brian O'Reilly
Darsteller
Aleksandar Protić, Alisa Baloš, Jovica Jašin, Miljan Vuković, Radivoj Radu Šandor, Crni
Produzent
Vladimir Todorović
Produktion
Tadar Studio
Co-Produktion
Akanga Film Asia
Kontakt
Tadar Studio
Vladimir Todorović
K. Abrasevica 30
23000 Zrnjanin
Republic of Serbia
vladimir.todorovic@gmail.com
Vladimir Todorović

Vladimir Todorović - born in 1977 in Yugoslavia (today Serbia). He is a director and media artist, and studied visual arts in Belgrade and at the University of California in Santa Barbara. His films have been presented and awarded at numerous film festivals. He lives and works in Singapore, amongst other things as a lecturer.

Movies
WATER HANDS (2010, FFC 2011)
DISAPPEARING LANDSCAPE (2013)
FLUID BOUNDARIES (2014)
KARST (2015, doc)
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