Slovenian Girl
Damjan Kozole

Synopsis

Ljubljana 2008. The time of the Slovenian presidency of the European Union.

Alexandra is a 23-year-old student of English language and literature, about to write her thesis. She comes from a small town. Her parents are divorced. No one knows that Alexandra runs personal ads under the nickname, “The Slovenian Girl” and that prostitution is her secret source of income. She’s very good at manipulating people, is an accomplished liar and a bit of a thief, and hates her mother. The only person she cares about is her father, a faded rocker. Alexandra has plans for her life, but life is not as easy as she has naively expected.

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 – as puts it – she wants to assure herself a better life.

Damjan Kozole

Crew

director and screenwriter
producer
 
 
 
 
screenwriter
 
Matevž Luzar
director of photography
music by
editor
 
sound designer
sound mixer
sound recordist
production designer
costume designer
make up artist
production manager
photographer
Željko Stevanič

Actors

Aleksandra
Edo
Zdravko
Vesna
Maruša Kink
Grega
Sošolec
Andrej Murenc
Mile
Peter
Aljoša Kovačič
Glasbenik
Helmut Buder
Ivo Godnič
Stranka 1
Cedric B. von Sidow
Profesor
Aleš Valič
Referentka v banki
Stranka 2
Anglež
Philip James Burt
Italijan
Danijel Malalan
Natakarica Mira
Minca Lorenci
Aleksandrina mama
Maja Sever
Aleksandrin polbrat
Sven Kozole
Taksist
Drago Milinović

Data

Year
2009
Genre
feature
produced by
Vertigo
co-produced by
Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion GmbH
co-produced by
RTV Slovenija
co-produced by
Filmska kuća Baš Čelik
co-produced by
4 Film
Film format 
35 mm 
Video format 
35mm / HDCAM 
Lenght 24fps 
91'18'' 
Length 25fps 
87'39'' 
Sound 
Dolby Digital SR-D 
aspect ratio 
2,35:1 
color 
color 
language 
 
translation 
english 
 
 

produced by

Vertigo

Kersnikova 4, SI - 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija
Tel.: +386 1 439 7080
Fax: + 386 1 430 3530
E-mail: info@vertigo.si


co-produced by

Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion GmbH

Kochstrasse 130
04277 Leipzig
Nemčija / Germany

Tel.: +49 341 303 7224
Fax: +49 341 3553 2053
alexander.ris@mediopolis-online.de


RTV Slovenija

Kolodvorska 2-4
SI - 1000 Ljubljana
Slovenija / Slovenia


Filmska kuća Baš Čelik

Gospodar jevremova 35/9
11000 Beograd
Srbija / Serbia

Tel.: +381 11303 4441 / 303 4486 / 328 6980 / 328 3691
Fax: +381 11 328 3691
jelena@bascelik.net


4 Film

Bauerova 6
10 000 Zagreb
Hrvaška / Croatia

Tel: +385 1 4828 774
Fax: +385 1 4828 775
E-mail: office@4film.hr


with the participation of

FS Viba film

Stegne 5
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenija / Slovenia

Tel.: + 386 1 5132 400
Fax: +386 1 5132 550
info@vibafilm.si


E-Film

Zavod za kulturmo produkcijo
Kersnikova 4
SI - 1000 Ljubljana
Slovenija


development financed by

Program MEDIA

Ustvarjalna Evropa / Cretive Europe


South East European Cinema Network

Cinelink

Sarajevo Film Festival
Zelenih beretki 12
71 000 Sarajevo
Bosna in Hercegovina / Bosnia and Herzegovina

industry@sff.ba


financed by

Filmski sklad Republike Slovenije

Miklošičeva 38
SI - 1000 Ljubljana
Slovenija / Slovenia

Tel.: +386 1 234 3200, 234 3214
Fax: +386 1 234 3218
info@film-sklad.si


Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg

Filmski centar Srbije

Ministarstvo kulture i informisanja Republike Srbije

Ministarstvo kulture Republike Hrvatske

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