Slovenia

Synopsis

After spending her adolescence in small-town Slovenia, at twenty-three English student Alexandra is grateful for the anonymity of Ljubljana and knows just what to do with it. Styling herself into a call girl, she sells her soul in exchange for a luxury penthouse from where she watches the world pass by. But her isolated existence is thrown into chaos when one of her clients dies of a heart attack on her watch. All of a sudden, Alexandra is required to feel things – fear, guilt, loneliness – while the police are on the lookout for Slovenka, her working-girl alias.

Director's Statement

In Slovenia, classified ad newspapers come out twice a week. At least ten pages of personal ads appear, in very small print. About a thousand of these ads are placed by girls offering sex for money. Half say they are students, although many lie about their age or status. There are indeed many students among them – young women who do not look like prostitutes. None of their friends, colleagues and families could ever suspect that they have anything to do with prostitution. The story of one of these girls intrigued me the most – her greed, her frank indifference, and the unbearable lightness of her practised sex-for-money philosophy. It’s almost as if it has nothing to do with her or her body. She shifts to automatic pilot while doing her clients. Slovenian Girl is a portrait of a desperate young woman torn by conflicting feelings about herself and the world around her. She loses her sense of reality and appreciation of her own body, all because she wants to assure herself a better life.
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Damjan Kozole

Written by: Matevž Luzar, Damjan Kozole, Ognjen Sviličić

Produced by: Danijel Hočevar

Cinematography: Aleš Belak

Editing: Jurij Moškon, Andrija Zafranović

Production Design: Maja Moravec

Cast: Nina Ivanišin, Peter Musevski, Primož Pirnat

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2010