Labour Equals Freedom / Delo osvobaja (2004)

71min / fiction TV feature, TV drama / Sitcom / Drama Series / Mini Series /TV Film

With Sloveniaճ integration into the European Union, the main character loses his job, which, consequently, triggers many problems. Peter is a machine operator in his early forties. He is trying to find another job, but all his efforts are in vain. He is losing self-confidence and self-esteem. He suspects his wife Vera of cheating, and when it already seems that his fears are a figment of his imagination, they turn out to be true. Peter demands a divorce and remains alone. In a moment of despair, he decides to hang himself. But as the rope is tightening a neighbour saves his life. But his pointless life goes on - from the Employment Office to a local bar. One day he finds his frightened neighbours in front of the house. There is a gas leak and the fire-fighters are stuck in a traffic jam. Without hesitation, Peter runs into the building and saves the day. His neighbours are cheering him, and the house manager offers him a job as caretaker. Peter's self-esteem is restored...


Peter Musevski
Nataša Barbara Gračner
Lara Djurica
Marjana Brecelj
Manca Dorrer
Andrej Nahtigal
Primož Petko Petkovšek
Lotos Vincenc Šparovec
Jernej Kuntner
Uroš Fürst
Demeter Bitenc
Marjuta Slamič

Film crew

Director: Damjan Kozole
Screenwriter: Damjan Kozole
D.O.P.: Aleš Belak
Music author: Igor Leonardo
Production designer: Urša Loboda
Costume Designer: Emil Cerar
Editor: Jurij Moškon
Makeup Artist: Mojca Gorogranc Petrushevska
Sound designer: Damijan Kunej, Boštjan Kačičnik
Sound recordist: Marjan Cimperman
Producer: Danijel Hočevar
Production Manager: Andrej Štritof


Production Company: TV Slovenija, E-Motion film - Ljubljana, VERTIGO, zavod za kulturne dejavnosti
Co-production Company: VERTIGO, zavod za kulturne dejavnosti
Distribution: Ljubljanski kinematografi d.o.o.
World Sales: E-Motion film - Ljubljana, VERTIGO, zavod za kulturne dejavnosti

Technical data

Film format: S16mm/35mm
Aspect ratio: 1:1,85
Colours: color
Sound: dolby Digital SRD