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Dizzy is a perennial student living in a small double room in a hostel. He never seems to study, but spends his time sleeping, watching TV, and drinking. Marko, a studious freshman from the country, is assigned to the other bed in the room, and he is soon joined by his young, very pregnant, girlfriend Ana. Meanwhile, Dizzy's girlfriend Marina is trying to get Dizzy to make a commitment, but he would prefer to continue his idle ways.Written by
There are a number of books which are instantly recognizable to some people by their first lines: "It was a pleasure to burn"; "It was a bright April morning and the clocks were striking thirteen"; "Call me Ishmael". I'm not so sure I can recall many films by their first lines - but of course films are primarily visual. So then last lines of films (well, maybe with the exception of CASABLANCA) might be expected to be even less memorable.
"Life sucks" might not seem to be an entirely uplifting ending for a film - I'm not sure how good the translation from Slovenian is - but closing a conversation between two college guys about the difficulty of getting quality sporting merchandise and getting caught in a bureaucratic nightmare tops off one of a number of excellent dialogues/monologues in this film.
Not only is the dialogue crisp & witty (co-written by Jan Cvitkovic, who also plays the main character, Dizzy, and the director, Janez Burger) the characters are believable and multi-faceted. Many of Dizzy's monologues are hilariously funny. He and his friends often seem totally oblivious of social mores and protocols, yet they're not *total* boors about it and we tend to forgive them.
Relationships and what drive them figure highly in the film. Dizzy seems to ascribe to the electron theory of relationships - "follow the path of least resistance" but after awhile this doesn't bode well with girlfriend Marina. Dizzy's roommate, Marko, asks if it's ok for Ana (his girlfriend) to move in, as she has no where else to go. Dizzy assents, just admonishing Marko not to bring all his other relatives too.
One of the more humorous films I've seen in a while - a dozen or so Slovenian teens were in the audience where I saw it - and they weren't the only ones laughing!
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