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Slovenian Girl -- Alexandra is a student from a small town in Ljubljana and she has a single-minded plan to conquer the world. Working as a prostitute, she gets her life heading where she wants it to, but an accidental death has her wrestling with new feelings of fear, loneliness and responsibility.
Slovenian Girl -- Alexandra is a 23 year old student of English language. 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. Alexa

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Release Date:
30 September 2009 (Slovenia) See more »
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Alexandra is a student from Krsko, a small town in Slovenia, while she studies the English language in Ljubljana... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Nina Ivanisin ... Aleksandra
Peter Musevski ... Edo

Primoz Pirnat ... Zdravko
Marusa Kink ... Vesna / Aleksandra's Friend
Uros Furst ... Gregor
Dejan Spasic ... Mile
Aljosa Kovacic ... Peter
Andrej Murenc ... Miha
Ales Valic ... Professor Mrak
Marjuta Slamic ... Bank Clerk
Ivo Godnic ... Helmut
Cedric Brelet von Sydow ... Man from Paris
Valter Dragan ... Valter
Danijel Malalan ... Italian Guy
Philip James Burt ... Mike
Maja Sever ... Aleksandra's Mother
Alenka Kraigher ... Aleksandra's Friend
Drago Milinovic ... Taxi Driver
Minca Lorenci ... Waitress Mira
Primoz Petkovsek ... Nikola
Igor Leonardi ... Gape
Dusan Moravec ... Crying Man
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Directed by
Damjan Kozole 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Damjan Kozole  writer
Matevz Luzar  writer
Ognjen Svilicic  writer

Produced by
Amra Baksic Camo .... co-producer
Danijel Hocevar .... producer
Anita Juka .... co-producer
Jelena Mitrovic .... co-producer
Alexander Ris .... co-producer
Jörg Rothe .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Silence 
 
Cinematography by
Ales Belak 
 
Film Editing by
Jurij Moskon 
Andrija Zafranovic 
 
Production Design by
Maja Moravec 
 
Costume Design by
Zora Stancic 
 
Makeup Department
Mojca Gorogranc .... key makeup artist
Lija Ivancic .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Matija Kozamernik .... production manager
Luka Rus .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Srecko Coragic .... extras co-ordinator
Urska Kos .... first assistant director
Marko Santic .... second assistant director
Nina Varesko .... extras co-ordinator
Tijana Zinajic .... extras co-ordinator
 
Art Department
Miha Cernec .... property master
Matevz Kruh .... set propmaster
Neza Zinajic .... assistant production designer
 
Sound Department
Miodrag Jakovljevic .... foley artist
Rudi Jesenicnik .... sound assistant
Gasper Loborec .... sound recordist
Joze Markeljc .... boom operator
Martin Schinz .... sound re-recording mixer
Bostjan Trsek .... boom operator
Ivan Uzelac .... foley editor
Johanna Wienert .... sound editor
Peter Zerovnik .... sound effects editor
Julij Zornik .... sound designer
 
Stunts
Rok Cvetkov .... stunt coordinator
Tjasa Cvetkov .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marjan Bocevski .... video assist operator
Borut Cencelj .... best boy electric
Ian Coffey .... focus puller
Ferid Cumurovic .... generator operator
Ziga Gasperin .... focus puller: "c" camera
Uros Hocevar .... focus puller: "b" camera
Matjaz Kenda .... camera assistant
Marko Kocevar .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jakob Kolar .... electrician
Aljosa Korencan .... camera operator: "c" camera
Bojan Lozar .... camera loader
Primoz Novak .... focus puller: "b" camera
Boris Orehek .... gaffer
Sandi Pavlin .... camera loader
Nejc Perko .... camera assistant
Janez Petretic .... key grip
Luka Podobnikar .... grip
Stanko Podobnikar .... best boy grip
Robert Remskar .... camera assistant
Zeljko Stevanic .... still photographer
Janez Stucin .... camera operator: "b" camera
Janez Stucin .... still photographer
Franc Vidmar .... generator operator
Ales Zivec .... camera operator: "c" camera
Damjan Zumer .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Emil Cerar .... assistant costume designer
Vida Podlipnik .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Bostjan Kercmar .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Jana Flego .... production assistant
Karmen Jernejcic .... production accountant
Jasmina Kozar .... production accountant
Zoran Lesjak .... production runner
Metka Rakusa .... production coordinator
Petra Trampuz .... script supervisor
Joseph Valencic .... english subtitles
Joco Zivec .... location manager
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Slovenka" - Slovenia (original title)
"A Call Girl" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
90 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)
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24 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
get inside another life in another place, 11 October 2010
Author: chuck-526 from Ipswich MA

This film comes off as a "slice of life" ...of an unusual life. Its pace is neither hurried nor slow. It doesn't rely on either symbolism (neither obvious nor obscure) or literary references. Except for a few places where bits of music are used to great effect to convey meaning, this film is a dialog-driven story that doesn't require any sense of style. Although a few events may be a little out of strict order, this film doesn't rely on cinematic techniques like flashbacks. Everything we know of the characters' motivations comes from what they say and do - there's no memory nor daydreams nor interior monologue nor voice over. There are no references to either previous or current "politics" (other than the inconvenient traffic snarls caused by the presence of EU officials). This film is not preachy, nor even moralistic; if anything it's somewhat ambiguous or understated.

It's too bad this film will probably be classified as "foreign" or "art house", as it's much more mainstream than that would suggest. While this film is not really about "sexiness", there are enough scenes with naked flesh to place it firmly in the current worldwide context. Likewise although this film is not really a "thriller", there's enough suspense (and even some danger) to make it clear it should be taken seriously. The filming and acting are quite good. One of the best examples of good supporting acting is portraying a band that's adequate but by no means great; the required level of mediocrity is played quite well.

The dialog is clear and easy to hear throughout. Subtitles are provided whenever necessary and are presented in large yellow letters that are consistently easy to read. I have one quibble though: several places an important message arrives on a cellphone as a text message in a language other than English, and is _not_ subtitled. I always eventually managed to figure out what was going on anyway ...but I would have very warmly welcomed the subtitling of the text messages as well as the dialog.

Much of what we see are all the practical problems and little details of a call girl life: multiple cell phones, code names, harassment by pimps, dying clients, mentally unstable clients, unattractive (downright ugly?) clients, continual fear of exposure, suspicion from hotel staff, inability to ask police to intervene normally, unwelcome carryover of massive lying and acting into other areas of life, difficulty balancing two separate lives (sleep, deadlines, finances, etc.), and so on. We also see more typical lives in both a smaller and a large Slovenian city. In the smaller city we're introduced to the overpowering presence and distortion caused by foreign (especially "American") culture. In the large city we see the architecture one would see every day, the disruption of normal life caused by the presence of EU officials, and the ubiquitous presence of the English language (both its very frequent use and all the attempts to learn it better - something like fully half the dialog doesn't even have to be subtitled for English speaking viewers).

The most important theme is the "alienation" of big city life, and the relatively reduced (but still substantial) alienation in a smaller city. The second important theme is the "meaninglessness" of life everywhere -- the film isn't saturated by the broodiness one tends to associate with nihilism, but adding together what all the various characters say (including things they _don't_ tell each other) it's hard to draw any other conclusion. Many other potential themes are given glancing attention: excessive materialism, fleetingness of relationships, essential isolation of each individual, growing to adulthood as a "launch" of a new lifestyle, inheritance of mental traits, inadvertently becoming what we despise, bleeding together of life spheres intended to stay "separate", and so on. The frequent references to the "Slovenian Girl" -and even the effects of the death of a client- provide convenient handles for describing this film, but aren't really what it's about.

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