Rezervni deli



Krsko, a small industrial town near the southern Slovenian border with Croatia. The only Slovene nuclear power plant is based at the outskirts of the city. Ludvik, a former national speedway champion, is a bitter widower, who transports illegal immigrants every night from the Croatian to the Italian border with his van. His boss sends to him the young and inexperienced Rudi to serve as his assistant. On the first drive Ludvik challenges Rudi a few times; a beautiful Macedonian girl is only one of their victims. Rudi experiences a moral dilemma. After returning home to Krsko, they get drunk together and Ludvik accepts Rudi as one of his own. They go to races together and almost every night transport immigrants from all over the world past the nuclear plant. Rudi quickly gets rid of his moral reservations; he becomes tough and relentless. The hope for better future, which Europe represents to the refugees, often turns into serious human drama through the depiction of the miserable existence of their "guides"...

Director's Statement

Passports and visas are a formality to those who have them. But the person who does not, is like a Martian, stranded on a hostile planet. In the year 2000, 36.000 illegal immigrants have been captured in Slovenia: Africans, Kurds, Albanians, Chinese, Pakistanis, Macedonians... If only a quarter has been captured, we get to the number of150.000. Therefore, 400 illegal emigrants pass Slovenia every day on their journey to »Europe«. A lot of money for the smugglers of human souls and a lot of human fates. Krsko is a small town by the Croatian border, known for its nuclear plant, cellulose industry and speedway races. Spare Parts is a film about two petty smugglers from Krsko and many illegal immigrants.

Director's Biography

Damjan Kozole was born in Breiice in 1964, grew up in Kitko, living and working in Ljubljana. made his first feature film at the age of 22, the low budget the fatal telephone, one of the first independent films made in former Yugoslavia. His (mainly) low budget films participated at many international film festivals, and his previous feature film, porno film, was seen in Slovenia by more than 60.000 viewers. He also directed different documentary films, few among them are feature-length. He received numerous awards for his films.



Cast & Crew

Directed by: Damjan Kozole

Written by: Damjan Kozole

Produced by: Danijel Hočevar

Cinematography: Radislav Ivanov-Gonzo

Editing: Andrija Zafranović

Production Design: Ursa Loboda

Costume Design: Sabina Buzdon

Make-Up & Hair: Mojca Gorogranc Petrushevska

Original Score: Igor Leonardi

Cast: Aleksandra Balmazovic (Angela), Verica Nedesca (Ilinka), Vladimir Vlaskalic (Geri ), Zoran Ljutkov (Mirce), Peter Musevski (Ludvik), Aljosa Kovacic (Rudi ), Primož Petkovšek (Rajc ), Valter Dragan (Drago)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2003