01-10-2009

Potoroz Festival Spotlight: 9:06

Igor Šterk's forth film (Ljubljana, Tuning, and Ekspres, Ekspres) has its Slovenian premiere at the 12th Festival of Slovenian Film, following its world premiere in competition in Montreal.

The story concerns a police inspector investigating an unusual case - the suspicious death of a man which appears to be suicide. The investigation turns into an obsession: the inspector secretly moves to the apartment of the deceased, delving deeper and deeper into his life and gradually assuming his identity.

Šterk stated, "This is a film that starts as a police thriller and then continues as an intimate thriller - a film where death is waiting to happen. In the time you watch the film at least 20 people commit suicide in Europe. And another hundred in the rest of the world. 1.2 million people in the world commit suicide every year. And Slovenia is among five countries with the highest suicide rate in the world!"

{mosimage} German-French co-producer ZDF Arte came on board early in the production process. Thus, the film crew was composed of members coming from a wide range of countries, including almost every region of former Yugoslavia. Beside Slovene filmmakers and actors, the film features Macedonian actress Labina Mitevski, co-writer Siniša Dragin and film editor Petar Marković from Serbia, Croatian composers Jure Ferina and Pavao Miholjević, and Croatian actress Dara Vukić. The film was shot in Ljubljana and along the Croatian coast.

Production Credits:

9:06 (www.film-906.com)

Production Company: A.A.C. Productions (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Co-production Company: Gustav Film (www.gustavfilm.si), Mogador Film (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), TV Slovenia (www.rtvslo.si), ZDF/ARTE (www.zdf-enterprises.de)

Co-funding: Slovenian Film Fund (www.film-sklad.si), ZDF/ARTE (www.zdf-enterprises.de), MEDIA development (www.mediadevelopment.com)

Director: Igor Šterk

Screenwriter: Igor Šterk, Siniša Dragin

Co-producer: Igor Šterk, Frenk Celarc, Christoph Thoke, Alexander Bohr

Production Manager: Petra Vidmar

Director of Photography: Simon Tanšek

Film Editor: Petar Marković

Set Designer: Nataša Rogelj

Costume Designer: Katja Rosa

Sound Re-recording Mixer: Julij Zornik

Sound Recordist: Peter Žerovnik

Makeup Artist: Gabrijela Fleischman

Cast:

Igor Samobor

Labina Mitevska

Silva Čušin

Pavle Ravnohrib

Gregor Baković

Jana Zupančič

Last modified on 29-11-2009