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Beneath Her Window (2003)

Pod njenim oknom (original title)
Dusha is a young dancer and dance instructor. Torn between a dominant mother, an absent father and a married lover, she is sinking into a typical crisis of the thirties, which gets worse ... See full summary »

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Metod Pevec

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Metod Pevec
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Cast

Cast overview:
Polona Juh Polona Juh ... Dusa
Marijana Brecelj Marijana Brecelj ... Mother Vanda
Sasa Tabakovic Sasa Tabakovic ... Jasha
Robert Prebil Robert Prebil ... Boris
Zlatko Sugman Zlatko Sugman ... Grandfather
Jozica Avbelj Jozica Avbelj ... Jozi
Andrej Nahtigal Andrej Nahtigal ... Mirko
Primoz Petkovsek Primoz Petkovsek ... Tone
Tijana Zinajic Tijana Zinajic ... Meta
Lotos Sparovec Lotos Sparovec ... Astrologist
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Dusha is a young dancer and dance instructor. Torn between a dominant mother, an absent father and a married lover, she is sinking into a typical crisis of the thirties, which gets worse when she starts suspecting that someone has been following her and invading her privacy.

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Country:

Slovenia

Language:

Slovenian

Release Date:

30 October 2003 (Slovenia) See more »

Also Known As:

Az ablak alatt See more »

Filming Locations:

Cerknisko Lake, Slovenia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Official submission of Slovenia the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 77th Academy Awards in 2005. See more »

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enjoyable, humorous, and offbeat
20 May 2004 | by Maiklas3000See all my reviews

Is Dusha going crazy, or is someone *really* stalking her? Dusha is a woman from a dysfunctional family, atypical for Slovenia. Her father ran off to India, and her pragmatic mother chooses sexual partners on the basis of their useful skills, such as an auto mechanic. Dusha is having something of an early mid-life crisis at age 30, questioning whether her married lover really loves her and trying to drown her misery with drugs and dancing. She tries to find answers in the stars, without success. She becomes convinced that someone is sneaking into her apartment to unclog her sink. A shallow love story ensues with someone even more dysfunctional than she. It's a story of meeting life's adversities, starting with being towed away while still in her car and then a king cobra delivered to her home and finally a much bigger problem, and dispatching them with pragmatism and relative ease.

The acting is good, and the script is good, and this already puts it far above most Slovenian films. It's enjoyable, humorous, and offbeat. I lost myself in the story. Although in some ways the film feels shallow, I believe below the surface lurks symbolism, most obviously with the cobra and storks.

Minor complaints: The English subtitles were not edited by a native English speaker. I would have preferred the ending to have jumped forward 20 years to show how everything turns out, but being left with something to chew on has its advantages.


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