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Secret Ingredient (2017)

Iscelitel (original title)
An underpaid train mechanic gives his father a cake made of stolen marijuana to relieve his cancer pain, but he is cornered by the criminals who are searching for their drugs and the nosy neighbors who want a recipe for the "healing" cake.

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Gjorce Stavreski
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Blagoj Veselinov ... Vele
Anastas Tanovski Anastas Tanovski ... Sazdo
Aksel Mehmet Aksel Mehmet ... Dzhem
Aleksandar Mikic Aleksandar Mikic ... Mrsni
Miroslav Petkovic Miroslav Petkovic ... Koki
Dime Ilijev Dime Ilijev ... Tode (as Dime Iliev)
Simona Dimkovska Simona Dimkovska ... Jana
Goran Stojanovski Goran Stojanovski ... Jordan
Igor Angelov Igor Angelov ... Stevo
Senko Velinov Senko Velinov ... Pajo
Laze Manaskov Laze Manaskov ... Crni
Katarina Ilievska Katarina Ilievska ... Suze
Jordan Simonov Jordan Simonov ... Ivan
Simeon Moni Damevski Simeon Moni Damevski ... Doctor Zlatko
Goran Trifunovski Goran Trifunovski ... Dilerot
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An underpaid train mechanic gives his father a cake made of stolen marijuana to relieve his cancer pain, but he is cornered by the criminals who are searching for their drugs and the nosy neighbors who want a recipe for the "healing" cake.

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marijuana | cake | cancer | ill father | See All (4) »

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It will spice up your life.

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Comedy | Drama

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Language:

Macedonian

Release Date:

19 July 2018 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

A titkos összetevő See more »

Filming Locations:

Skopje, Macedonia

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$8,982
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"Secret Ingredient" was part of the prestigious selection "Under the Stars" of the 24th Nancy International Film Festival and won the audience award for the best film. See more »

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When life gives you M. go and make a cake!
9 December 2017 | by b1leSee all my reviews

You are bound to like this movie and there is no way around it.

In fact the effect of the movie may resemble the effect of its secret ingredient: it will induce a healthy giggle, and a sudden relief (from hard reality).

So you better start preparing for the small shot of happiness and read this set of instructions first:

1. The humor may seem simplistic (sometimes even predictable), but it will still provoke bursts of loud and heartfelt laugh. Most importantly, it will put a smile on your face long after its ending.

2. While depicted society may seem in chaotic decay (sometimes it can even feel completely decompensated and regressed into craziness), the heroes will remain sane, composed, and brimming with life.

3. The story may also seem simplistic (so much so that if condensed to short format, it can function as a witty joke) but it will convey deep humanistic message. At its core, this is a story about the human resilience amidst all hardships, and about the strength of family relationships.

In summary, its unpretentious humor, the honest story and the humanistic message strangely remind us of the epic "La vita è bella" by Benigni. Only this time the father-son relationship is inverted, focusing on the fatherly love of a son.

Way to go guys!

Biljana Gjoneska www.evermind.me


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