Observation

original title:

Opazovanje

directed by:

cast:

Diana Kolenc, Natasa Keser, Vladimir Vlaskalic, Benjamin Krnetic, Mojca Funkl, Robert Prebil, Timon Sturbej, Jure Henigman, Blaz Setnikar, Pavle Ravnohrib, Damjana Cerne, Lara Vouk, Sreten Mokrovic, Vito Weis, Maks Dakskobler, Gregor Zorc, Luka Cimpric, Ales Kranjec, Barbara Medvescek

screenplay:

Janez Burger, Srdan Koljevic

cinematography:

editing:

Milos Kalusek

set design:

Vasja Kokelj, Spela Jelovcan

costume design:

production:

Staragara, Propeler film, Transmedia, Kaval Film, supported by Ministero della Cultura, with the support of Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC), RTV Slovenia, Filmski studio Viba Film, Northern Macedonia Film Fund, Creative Europe, Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission

country:

Slovenia/Croatia/Italy/North Macedonia

year:

2022

format:

colour

status:

In post-production (16/04/2022)

The 27-year-old Lara, an empathic paramedic intern, helps bring Kristijan to the hospital. Although he is in a coma, Lara starts to receive video clips from his Facebook profile, showing unidentified persons watching him get beaten. She reports this to detective Borut, who discovers that the observers were not present at the scene but watched a Facebook stream. When Lara realises that the observers keep dying one by one, Borut reassures her that it is all an internet scam. In one of the videos, Lara’s sister appears, and she dies after confessing to Lara that she has watched the beating as well. Lara wants to kill Kristijan, whom she blames for the deaths, but she fails to go through with it and suffers a breakdown. Kristijan nevertheless dies. When Lara receives a video of her watching the live Facebook stream, she realises that she too is an accomplice in Kristijan’s murder.