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THE STATE OF SHOCK

by Andrej Košak

synopsis

Labour Day, 1986, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia. Peter, an ironworker, honest and caring father of two and a great believer in the socialist system, is finally allocated a socially-owned apartment at the awards ceremony for the "Worker of the Year". This is such a big shock for him that he falls into a vegetative state. Shortly after that, since his mental state does not change, Peter is placed in a mental institution. Peter wakes up 10 years later, in different times. His wife has remarried his best friend, his children have grown up, and his country - Yugoslavia - has disappeared. Everybody is trying to become European; everybody wants to get rich overnight. Peter takes his life into his own hands.

international title: The State of Shock
original title: Stanje Šoka
country: Slovenia
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Andrej Košak
film run: 100'
screenplay: Andrej Košak
cast: Martin Marion, Urška Hlebec, Nikola Kojo, Aleksandra Balmazović, Maj Kirm, Emir Hadžihafizbegović, Vlado Novak, Arna Šijak, Primož Petkovšek, Iva Krajnc, Dario Varga, Robert Prebil
cinematography by: Slobodan Trninić
film editing: Blagoja Nedelkovski, Andrija Zafranović
art director: Pepi Sekuli
costumes designer: Jelena Proković
music: Stefan Valdobrev
producer: Danijel Hočevar, Stefan Kitanov, Jelena Mitrović, Darko Popov, Amra Bakšić Čamo
production: Art Fest, Film House Bas Celik, SCCA/PRO.BA - Sarajevo Center for Contemporary Art, Vertigo, Pank Film
backing: Slovenian Film Fund, Eurimages, Bulgarian National Film Center, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia, Macedonian Film Fund
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