Nausikaja (1995)

Genres - Mystery  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - Croatia  |  
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This Croatian suspense film offers a mystery to which there is no apparent solution. It centers on a poor student who is struggling to study acting. When Matija finds himself a free room, he is delighted, but then he learns that the three people that had the room before him all hung themselves. The police are still looking into the case. Matija suspects that the deaths have to do with the room's front window and a religious holy hour, during which, all the suicides occurred. Outside the window a lovely women clothed in black spins a web-like cloth. As he looks about, his landlady sternly orders Matija to never kill the spider that is spinning a web in the window. While Matija looks out his window, the holy hour comes and he feels strongly compelled to hang himself. He knows that the suggestion comes from the enigmatic woman across the street, but he resists and kills the spider. The landlady mourns her passing. Later, things become very strange. Matija goes to the police station and finds old Jews lined up for mandatory identity registration. At his experimental acting school, he sees a hippie rehearsing to play Nausikaja. Later that night his mute neighbor changes into a glamorous nightclub singer who entertains Nazi officers.

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supernatural-forces, actor, investigator, murder, student, suicide, supernatural, supernatural-powers