Trije Prispevki K Slovenski Blaznosti (1984)

Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Yugoslavia  |  
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Divided into three different films by three graduates of the Ljubljana Academy (for training in the media), Trije Prispevki K Slovenski Blaznosti addresses the issue of madness from different perspectives. In the first story, a young boy watches his mother decline after she is abused by his father. The boy later suffers indignities at school and later yet kills a gang leader who attacked him. That act gets him some time in reform school, which then leads to his final alienation from society once he is released. His only solace in a hostile world is a young woman with whom he begins an intimate relationship. In the second story, reality and fantasy are mixed together in a version of the tale of Orpheus, whose music convinced Satan to release Orpheus' wife from Hades, but on a condition that becomes impossible to fulfill. In the last story, a young man is overcome by suicidal urges until he meets an innocent and stable woman and begins to regain his hope. All three stories are good beginnings for the newly-minted filmmakers.