LABOUR DAY

ILIJIN POVRATAK

By Mladen DJORDJEVIC

SENSE PRODUCTION - as PROD

Social issues - Development 2018

When they are left with nothing, workers in a small Serbian town take revenge on their oppressors.

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Drama, Thriller
    • Countries
    • SERBIA
    • Languages
    • SERBIAN
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mladen DJORDJEVIC
    • Synopsis
    • A small, withering town in Serbia. The factory, which once employed the entire town and the surrounding villages, is closed and the town is taken over by corrupt petty politicians, drug dealers and bullies.

      SVETLANA (38) and a group of run down former factory workers have led a desperate fight of protest against the ruthless changeover. With less and less strength and will to protest, their exhaustion and frustration grows. Their daily routine is interrupted when the recently released prisoner MIJA enters the circle and offers a solution.

      Following his instructions, they start invoking the dead and soon slide into performing satanic rituals. They perform them rather clumsily, but thanks to them the desperate people find comfort and support in each other.

      At the same time, fifty-year-old ELIJAH, a former factory worker who has been missing for months, is making his way, slowly, through the snowy mountain.

      Once the arrogance of the local politicians and their thugs becomes unbearable and the pressure on Svetlana and the other workers too hard - the mysterious Elijah appears in town. Led by him, the former factory workers start to take revenge on their exploiters and move in the bloody onslaught to freedom and the realization of their dreams.
    • Partners & financing
    • Film Center Serbia (production funding) - 242.000 EUR
      Cinnamon (equipment, in kind) - 60.000 EUR
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