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The criminals

Politicki triler

Franci Slak

Short description:
The story of an Italian Slovenian found in Ljubljana in the first post-war days. He gets close with three Italian communists, fugitives. The NSA turns to them to mediate in Trieste in 1948. Three Italians refuse to do it from political reasons, and the Slovenian accepts firstly because of his former love affair in Italy. He returns to Ljubljana with unfinished job, and finds out that his Italian friends were arrested. He finds shelter with his friend, who involves him in crime wave. When he gets arrested, he is not accused for criminal offense, but for his friendship with the Italians and wrong beliefs.
Additional information:
Marjan Rozanc cooperated on the script. Archive music selection.

Viba film, Ljubljana, Art film, Beograd

Franci Slak, Joze Dolmark, Marjan Rozanc

Boris Turkovic

Production design:
Janez Kovic

Country of origin:
Jugoslavija, Srbija, Slovenija

Film editing:
Vuksan Lukovac

90 minutes

Widescreen, color



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Vlado Repnik
Zijah Sokolovic

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