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Shadows (Senki)

Shadows (Senki)

original title:


directed by:


Borce Nacev, Vesna Stanojevska, Sabina Ajrula-Tozija, Salaetin Bilal, Vladimir Jacev, Ratka Radmanovic, Filareta Atanasova, Dime Ilijev, Petar Mircevski, Goce Vlahov, Ana Kostovska, Zaklina Stefkovska, Izabela Novotni, Ilko Stefanovski, Vanja Radmilovic


set design:

costume design:


Milcho Manchevski, Amedeo Pagani, Gerardo Herrero, Mariela Besuievsky, Corinna Mehner, Nermin Gladers, Martin Husmann, Dimitar Gochev


Classic, Tornasol, blue eyes Fiction, Senka Dooel Film Production, Camera


North Macedonia/Germany/Italy/Bulgaria/Italy



film run:



35mm - colour

aspect ratio:



Dolby Digital

Lazar Perkov is a man with everything going for him. Young and good-looking, he has a beautiful wife and child, a house and a good job. His nickname is “Lucky,” but something important seems to be missing from his existence. He is constantly trying to live up to the expectations of a demanding mother and a bored spouse. After he barely survives a serious accident, his life changes in unforeseen ways.
He enters into a series of encounters with people who seem to die over and over again: a man with a baby, an old lady speaking an indecipherable foreign dialect and a strikingly seductive young woman. Their only message is “Return what is not yours. Have respect.” As these ghostly apparitions haunt his dreams and invade his waking life, Lazar gradually intuits that they are souls from the afterlife looking for peace. Or perhaps they are figments of his imagination? But why have they chosen him? Lazar seeks out a professor of linguistics as he determines to get to the root of the strange language that the older woman keeps muttering. The professor is away at a conference, but his wife is eager to help – and Lazar soon finds himself involved in a perplexing relationship with this woman, whose life is also an enigma. Meanwhile, his neighbours come and go, people appear only to vanish again, and his wife seems indifferent to his fate as she dallies with a lover on a seaside vacation with their child.