A police inspector investigates an unusual suicide case. The investigation develops into an obsession, inspector starts living in the apartment of the deceased, digging through his life and gradually taking over his identity.
Director focuses on to contemporary human inability to emphasize. What makes the main protagonist of this film interesting is her selfishness which reflects the general modus vivendi and social atmosphere of the present moment.
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A police inspector Dusan investigates an unusual case, the death of Marjan Ozim. The inspector develops an obsession with the case, especially when he realizes it was suicide. He starts to live in the deceased's apartment, digging through his life, getting involved with people Marjan Ozim knew, gradually taking over his identity. As the story progress, the reasons for the inspector's obsession are revealed step by step. One of them is death of his daughter Eva, who died in a car accident, when Dusan was driving the car. His ex-wife blames him for theirs daughter's death in the accident, which took place on the very same bridge where Marjan Ozim committed suicide. From time to time, Dusan returns to the bridge, the location of both accidents, where he looks down into the abyss below, perhaps considering taking his own life. Dusan develops an unusual relationship with Marjan's former secret lover Milena. He finds out that she blames herself for Marjan's death, because she left him to ... Written by
A story within a story within a story told in flashbacks. How a certain character transforms himself into another one. 9:06 is a fascinating and compelling study of psychological transformation, brilliantly represented in the movie's title, actually is a kind of upside down, twisted reflection of itself or as Jimi Hendrix used to sing "If 6 were 9". A police inspector named Dusan, played to perfection by Igor Samobor, investigates the death of Marjan Ozim, who apparently has jumped naked off a bridge, leaving his clothes neatly folded on the front seat of his car. All the evidence points to a suicide, but the odd neatness of the act and the puzzle that is Ozim, intrigues Dusan, who sets about investigating the dead man's life when he's not fighting his estranged wife over visiting rights with his daughter. Watching this movie I had to rewind couple of times just to remind myself of symbolism, it almost plays out as a shorter Slovenian version of Memento. Crazy thing is, the more Dusan discovers about Ozim, the more he seems compelled to mentally and physically transform into him. I have to mention the main set piece, a bridge on the river Soca in Solkan, the highest road bridge in Slovenia. This graceful arch of concrete bookends the movie.The bridge itself is another symbol of the transformation Dusan experiences. It photographs beautifully, and Sterk uses it to maximum effect.If you like mind-bending thriller's do not miss this movie!
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