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Idle Running (1999)

V leru (original title)
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... See full summary »

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Janez Burger
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Cast overview:
Jan Cvitkovic ... Dizzy
Natasa Burger ... Marina
Janez Rus Janez Rus ... Freshman Marko
Mojca Fatur Mojca Fatur ... Ana
Polona Lovsin Polona Lovsin ... Evica
Drago Milinovic Drago Milinovic ... Beno
Matjaz Javsnik Matjaz Javsnik ... Slavko
Ksenija Jambrosic Ksenija Jambrosic ... Sasha
Branko Hostnik Branko Hostnik ... Sasho
Slavica Sabanovic Slavica Sabanovic
Mateja Fabjan Mateja Fabjan
Sylvia Vamplin Sylvia Vamplin
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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 Will Gilbert

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Comedy | Drama

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One of the best Slovenian films
24 May 2018 | by Lugo1989See all my reviews

When I first saw V Leru (Idle Running) it felt like watching s Slovenian version of Clerks. The two films have certain things in common; they are both very well written, are about growing up or to be more exact - not growing up, have great humour and are both shot in black and white. Dizzy, the main protagonist is in his late twenties and still living in a student dorm. He is basically stuck in life but not because he lacks intelligence, he is smart but simply does not fit in a life that society dictates us. No job, no prospects, no nothing, Who does not feel that way sometimes, or maybe all the time. If you are one of these people, you will love this film even more. The characters are very well written and it is impossible not to care for them and the dialogue is fantastic. Comedy and drama mix seamlessly in this film. The black and white photography seems to capture and amplify the general mood of the main character perfectly. Truly well made film all around and highly recommended.


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Slovenia

Release Date:

12 April 2002 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Désoeuvré See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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