BUICK RIVIERA

By Goran RUSINOVIĆ

PROPELER FILM - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2008

SOME PEOPLE OWN CARS,
SOME CARS OWN PEOPLE.

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Drama, Thriller
    • Countries
    • CROATIA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, GERMANY, UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • BOSNIAN, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Goran RUSINOVIĆ
    • Writer(s)
    • Goran RUŠINOVIĆ, Miljenko JERGOVIĆ
    • Producer(s)
    • Boris T. MATIĆ (Propeler Film)
    • Synopsis
    • Middle of a winter night, moonlit covered snow hiding the suburban misery in northern Ohio. Hasan Hujdur (40), with his bare hands, sweeps the snow from his much adored 1963 Buick Rivera. Driving along a desolate road, Hasan is on his way to meet his wife Angela Raubal (33). After 10 years of a childless marriage, only routine keeps them together.
      Hasan who has lost all his faith in the much anticipated american dream only feels good behind the wheel of his metal friend, the Buick. Hasan falls asleep while driving and the car spins out of control, ending up in a ditch along the empty road.
      Vuko Salipur (35) stops his car to help, the only other man driving on the same road. This fateful night these two Bosnian emigrants meet on a deserted road in the middle of nowhere, with some unexplainable force bringing them together. Paranoid, they distrustfully shake hands, and Hasan accepts Vuko's offer for a ride to the next town where Angela awaits. Both men could have been much friendlier given their history and the bizarre encounter, yet they remained reserved and hesitant. In the car, however hard trying to erase their traumas, they end up battling, mentally sabotaging each other, trying to solve who is guilty of what for the bloody war in their distant homeland and in the next 24 hours they spend together, they change each other's lives doing it.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Mar 01, 2007
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