Four young boys from Kranj borrow a huge amount of money from local mafia in order to become contractors. They are very incapable, so they lose the money and they find themselves in a terrible situation. The huge amount of money they borrowed must be returned to the mafia in one week or else. So they start selling drugs, they gamble, they try to do everything to get their money back. Written by
Mitja Okorn gives "established" Slovenian directors a run for their money
I don't really care how long in took to make it nor how much this movie cost (but the low amount during a 4 year span is praise-worthy nonetheless), what "Tu Pa Tam" managed to do is come off looking rather professionally made (a term rarely found in the world of Slovenian production), and more importantly it successfully implemented some really cool shots, cinematography and editing to give it a distinct mark. The acting and the dialogues in the script are pretty natural (which is "extremely good" in our somewhat clumsy language) so definitely kudos and a big round of applause to Mitja Okorn & co. The movie, and the famous Slovenian actors & celebrities that were popping up here and there were also a really nice and unexpected touch.
This movie certainly won't make you into a Dalia-lama but if you're in the mood for a fast-paced crime action movie that successfully shows that influences such as Tarantino, Scorsese & Richie can be great influences...then definitely give it a go;)
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