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Location: Bartos Screening Room

Presented by the Consulate General of Slovakia

U.S. premiere

Slovakia. Dir. Rasťo Boroš. 2015, 79 mins. With Peter Kočan, Ivana Kanalošová, Marcel Bobák. In Slovak, Italian, French, English with English subtitles. This tragicomic road movie handles a sensational subject—human trafficking—with refreshing naturalism. Stanko (played by Peter Kočan, the only professional actor in the cast) is a down-and-out deadbeat living on a farm in Italy. In desperate need of money, he accepts the job of smuggling a young woman from Slovakia to Italy, where, unbeknownst to her, she will be forced to work in a brothel. Over the course of the journey, these two outsiders strike up a friendship, leaving Stanko with a stark moral choice: carry out his assignment, or rescue the girl from a life of prostitution. Driven by the surprising rapport between its two non-actor leads, Stanko is an engaging, human portrait of life on Europe’s margins.

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