Gravehopping / Odgrobadogroba (2005)

103min / fiction feature, Feature Film

The story unfolds in the Slovenian countryside, where Pero an emotional and intelligent man in his thirties, works as a writer of funeral speeches. But these are more than mere eulogies for the dead, since they are cleverly and intentionally intertwined with his life philosophy. The essence of the story are the relationships between the inhabitants of this small rural community, their eternal quest for warmth and love in this absurd chaos we call life. Ida is in love with Šuki, Vilma is preoccupied with her worthless husband, Pero is trying to win Renata's heart, and Dedo is tormented by feelings of loneliness and sadness since the death of his wife, which drive him to frequent but hopelessly inept suicide attempts. Although it starts out as a comedy, it develops in other directions and leads to an end that leaves Pero speechless.

Cast

Gregor Baković
Drago Milinović
Sonja Savić
Mojca Fatur
Nataša Matjašec
Zoran Dževerdanović
Domen Remškar
Brane Brane Grubar
Nada Žnidaršič
Vlado Novak
Drago Širok
Primož Petko Petkovšek
Ludvik Bagari
Pepi Radonjič
Emil Cerar
Pavle Ravnohrib
Demeter Bitenc
Nataša Burger

Film crew

Director: Jan Cvitkovič
Screenwriter: Jan Cvitkovič
D.O.P.: Simon Tanšek
Music author: Aldo Ivančič
Production designer: Vasja Kokelj, Andraž Trkman
Costume Designer: Elizabeta Beti Njari, Polona Valentinčič
Editor: Miloš Kalusek
Makeup Artist: Alenka Nahtigal
Sound designer: Boštjan Kačičnik
Sound recordist: Jože Trtnik
Producer: Janez Burger, Jan Cvitkovič

Organizations

Production Company: Staragara, Zavod za kulturne dejavnosti
Co-production Company: TV Slovenija, Propeler film
Distribution: Cinemania group, družba za filmsko tehnologijo, d.o.o.
World Sales: Taskovski Films Ltd.

Technical data

Film format: 35mm
Aspect ratio: 1:2,35
Colours: color
Sound: dolby Digital SRD