Čedo

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  • 2012
  • 52'
  • DCP, digibeta
  • color

A documentary film about Čedo Šaraba: a 45-year-old man from the margins of society. He is typical of the destitute men we see every day on the streets, in parks and on trams, collecting plastic bottles and scrap metal. Čedo is homeless, an alcoholic and a drug addict without any legal sources of income, and a child of a mixed marriage – his mother is Croatian, his father Montenegrin. His father was killed in a bizarre accident – while jumping off a train, he hit a lamp post and died. Čedo himself was diagnosed with alcoholism when he was just 16 years of age. The film is an insight into the lives of people on the margins of society – people battling with homelessness, alcoholism and drug addiction.

Director
Nikola Strašek
Screenplay
Nikola Strašek
Cinematography
Dragan Šiša
Editing
Iva Mrkić
Music
Afion
Producer
Nenad Puhovski
Production
Factum

Nikola Strašek (1978), director and screenwriter, studied comparative literature and Latin at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zagreb, and is currently a graduate student of film and TV directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art. He is the author of the award-winning debut documentary I Will Kill You! (2007), as well as the documentary Vajt, screened at the 2009 ZagrebDox festival. In 2010 he directed a documentary film A Short History of Decay.

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