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Janez Lapajne

Janez Lapajne [yannez la-pie-nay] was born on June 24, 1967 in Celje, Slovenia. He is an independent filmmaker, known for Personal Baggage (2009), Short Circuits (2006), Rustling Landscapes (2002) and Who's Afraid of the Big Black Wolf? (2012). He is active as a director, producer, writer, editor and production designer. He co-founded Triglav film... See full bio »

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 2019 Dromedar (Short) (screenplay) (post-production)
 2013 Dvojina (writer)
 2012 Who's Afraid of the Big Black Wolf? (Short) (written by)
 2009 Personal Baggage (writer)
 2004 Lilies of the Valley (Short)
 1997 Breakages (Short)
 1997 A Prince on a Hook (TV Short) (idea / head writer / dialogue)
 1996 The Smile (Short) (screenplay)
 1992 Blackred (Short) (idea and screenplay)
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5' 11¾" (1.82 m)

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[on Personal Baggage (2009)] I'm not interested at all to please selectors of international film festivals with speculative films about non-existing exotic Slovenia. In Personal Baggage I focus on today's complete inability to empathise. What makes the protagonist of the film interesting is her egoism, reflecting the general athmosphere of the present moment. The modern Slovenian society's ... See more »


Janez Lapajne is in love with films ever since his parents in 1969 took him to the movies for the very first time to see The Jungle Book (1967). After the projection he was searching everywhere for Baloo the Bear and other characters. Therefore he even opened garbage cans in front of the cinema. See more »

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