Idle Running
Janez Burger

Synopsis

DIZZY, a veteran student is enjoying his routine life in a student campus room: boozing, snoozing, watching TV. His well-being largely depends on EVICA, who seems to be in love with him, but Dizzy fails to notice it. One day a new room-mate arrives, the FRESHMAN Marko, who stirs Dizzy's lazy daily routine.
The freshman struggles to adjust to Dizzy's unrestrained lifestyle. Dizzy phones his girlfriend MARINA to spend a weekend together, but she doesn't come. Meanwhile, the freshman brings his girlfriend ANA, who happens to be pregnant. After another wild party in the campus Marina arrives a week later only to tell Dizzy she is leaving him.
Dizzy is gradually getting closer to Marko and Ana who are looking for a place to live but with no success. During a joint picnic Ana's finds herself in labour. This finally makes Dizzy make a decisive move in his life.
IDLE RUNNING IS A BITTER COMIC DRAMA OF STUDENT LIFE.

director's statement

"Dizzy, the hero of this film, is stranded halfway to his adulthood. That is demonstrated by his symptomatic lack of initiative, alienation, decadence and cynicism which he uses to justify his status quo in life. Is it possible for this state of mind to generate a serene, true or at least normal interpersonal relationship? How to find a valid objective, at least a temporary one, to move from total inertia? What is a positive attitude? How to conquer the fear of living and to open up to another human being?"

Janez Burger

Crew

director and screenwriter
producer
screenwriter
director of photography
music by
editor
sound designer
Jan Čenek
sound recordist
Tomaž Frahm
production designer
Andraž Trkman
costume designer
make up artist
Vida Levičar

Actors

Dizi
Marina
Bruc Marko
Janez Rus
Ana
Evica
Polona Lovšin
Beno
Drago Milinović
Slavko
Matjaž Javšnik
Saška
Ksenija Jambrošič
Sašo
Branko Hostnik

Data

Year
1999
Genre
feature
produced by
RTV Slovenija
produced by
E-motion film
Film format 
super 16mm 
Video format 
35mm 
Lenght 24fps 
2570 m 
Length 25fps 
87'57'' 
Sound 
Mono 
aspect ratio 
1,66:1 
color 
B&W 
language 
slovensko 
translation 
 
 
 

produced by

RTV Slovenija

Kolodvorska 2-4
SI - 1000 Ljubljana
Slovenija / Slovenia


E-motion film

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