Sometimes the dead speak louder than the living.
If we were to choose one man who’s got everything going for him, then Lazar Perkov would be an excellent choice. He’s young, good-looking, has a beautiful wife, lovely little boy, great house and a good job as a hospital physician. In fact, everyone calls him “Lucky.” Nothing’s missing – except maybe Lucky himself, who’s always trying to live up to the expectations of others. Like his bored wife and roguish colleagues. And, above all, his famous physician mother, a driven woman who rose from obscurity to renown with an iron will that crushed all resistance, whether from the living or the dead…
When Lucky is involved in a disastrous car crash and mysteriously saved from a sure death, his life begins to change. He meets strange people: an old man with a baby, an ancient lady speaking a forgotten dialect, a beautiful young woman with a sad secret. Their only message is: “Return what’s not yours. Have respect.” He gradually becomes aware that it is a message from the afterlife, from tormented souls who seem to die over and over again.
But why have they chosen him?
To answer this question, Lucky must finally grow up and become the man he wants to be.
Writer-director Milcho Manchevski has crafted a hypnotic journey into the heart of our archaic, elemental needs and emotions colored by a chilling sense of foreboding.
a Milcho Manchevski film
Original Title: Senki
Production Year: 2007
Production: Senka DOOEL Film Production
Co-Production: blue eyes Fiction GmbH & Co. KG, Classic SRL, Camera Ltd, Tornasol Films SA
Dr. Lazar Perkov: Borce Nacev
Menka: Vesna Stanojevska
Dr. Vera Perkova: Sabina Ajrula-Tozija
Gerasim: Salaetin Bilal
Kalina: Ratka Radmanovic
Gordana: Filareta Atanasova
Ignjat Perkov: Dime Iliev
Dr. Shishkin: Vladimir Jacev
Producers: Milcho Manchevski, Amedeo Pagani, Corinna Mehner, Nermin Gladers, Martin Husmann, Dimitar Gochev, Gerardo Herrero, Mariela Besuievsky
Screenplay: Milcho Manchevski
Photography: Fabio Cianchetti
Production Design: David Munns
Editor: David Ray, Martin Levenstein
Music: Ryan Shore, additional music by Kiril Dzajkovski
Costumes: Elisabetta Montaldo
Technical Details: 129′/ 35mm/ 1:1,85 American widescreen/ Dolby Digital
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