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The Lake (part 1 & 2)
Original title:
Slovenian title:
Jezero (1. in 2. del)
Section:
AVANTPREMIERES
Country, year:
Slovenia, 2019
Length:
98
Directed by:
Klemen Dvornik, Matevž Luzar
Screenplay:
Srdjan Koljević, Matevž Luzar, Miha Hočevar, Tadej Golob
Cinematography:
Miloš Srdić
Music:
Davor Herceg
Subtitles:
English
Language:
Slovenian
Voting code:
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Cast:
Sebastian Cavazza (Taras), Nika Rozman (Tina), Matej Puc (Osterc), Gregor Čušin (Brajc), Jana Zupančič (Alenka), Gaja Filač (Mojca), Vlado Novak (Cvilak), Matjaž Tribušon (Prelc), Nataša Barbara Gračner (Karin), Branko Šturbej (Drvarič), Igor Samobor (Kristan), Branko Završan (Balažič
Awards:
Sarajevo 2019

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Description:
The first two parts of the TV adaptation of Tadej Golob's bestselling novel; a six-part noir crime-thriller with a Scandinavian flavour but firmly embedded in the Slovenian milieu.
Driving home from a New Year's Eve party, Chief Inspector Taras Birsa - who specialises in sexual misdemeanours and homicide - inadvertently gets involved in a murder investigation. Ordered by their superiors to take on a new co-worker, Taras and his seasoned team start investigating a difficult case: an extraordinarily brutal murder of a young woman. Besides the public pressure, Taras also has personal problems to deal with: after his daughter leaves to study abroad, the resulting void in his family life reveals cracks in his marriage. Will the new case also open a new chapter in Taras's personal life?

"We wanted to offer Slovenian viewers a quality crime drama in the national language that would follow the trends of European TV series. Tadej Golob's novel, The Lake, is in itself very cinematic, full of intriguing twists and interesting characters and set in the idyllic surroundings of the Triglav National Park." (Matevž Luzar)