The Basics Of Killing / Družinica (2017)

95 min / fiction, Feature Film

The focus is on the disintegration of an idyllic relationship between parents, Marko and Dunja. This is due to a lack of respect, caused by loss of employment and a financial breakdown. In time, the parents are no longer able to bear their burden, which is thus increasingly weighing their children down.

In Slovenia, the story from The Basics of Killing occurs on a daily basis, but it could happen anywhere. To those familiar with the phenomenon, the film will be a painful experience, to others, may it be a warning.

Cast

Primož Vrhovec
Irena Kovačevič
Miha Kosec
Ula Gulič
Borut Veselko
Vlado Novak
Marjuta Slamič
Eva Stražar
Ludvik Bagari
Nataša Burger

Film crew

Director: Jan Cvitkovič
D.O.P.: Marko Brdar
Music author: Damir Avdić
Production designer: Vasja Kokelj
Costume Designer: Emil Cerar, Polonca Valentinčič
Editor: Andrija Zafranović, Jurij Moškon
Sound designer: Boštjan Kačičnik
Producer: Aleš Pavlin, Andrej Štritof
Co-producer: Miroslav Mogorović
Make up Artist: Jasmina Lililič
Scenario: Jan Cvitkovič

Organizations

Co-producer: Pilon Media, Radiotelevizija Slovenija, javni zavod, Ljubljana
Production Company: Perfo d.o.o.
Co-funding: Slovenski filmski center, javna agencija RS

Technical data

Film format: DCP
Aspect ratio: 1:2,39
Colours: color
Sound: 5.1