15th FilmFestival Cottbus

Festival of East European Cinema
08.11.2005 to 12.11.2005


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In the end, Pero falls into silence. Being a funeral orator, he earns his money through death – which becomes an experience one cannot speak about any longer in the course of the film. Humorous and with long, expressive shots director Jan Cvitkovic unfolds a network of connections all of which revolve around love and death. A Slovenian village turns out to be a microcosm under southern sun combining the funny and the cryptic elements of transitoriness. Different models are presented to explain the enigma of death, catching a glimpse of potential redemption.