After being sent to a youth detention centre, 18-year-old Andrej has to fight for his place within the group of inmates while getting closer to Zeljko, their informal leader, and struggling to keep his repressed secret in the dark.
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The 18-year-old Andrej is sent to a youth detention centre due to problematic behaviour. There, he meets Zeljko, the informal leader of the detainees. Upon discovering Andrej's secret, Zeljko soon begins to take advantage of him; Andrej's sense of responsibility and moral integrity are put to a trial. Ultimately, he must choose between Zeljko and his reckless lifestyle and staying true to himself.
A bitter coming of age film that may not say something new but will charm you with its fantastic performance from the lead actor (Matej Zemljic). I have seen it during Athens International Film Festival and I left the screening with the feeling of indignation.
A tragedy is unfolded before your eyes and you pretty much suspect from the first scene what is going to happen. However you keep watching and hoping for something better for the confused and desperate for affection protagonist. A powerful theme of the film is also the role the weak "father" figures have in the story. They know what is happening, they know the consequences but they are powerless to do something to change that.
In the end it is a solid film with a subtle and powerful performance from the lead actor that made me think what would I do if something like that happened in real life...
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