POWER CUTS

By Edon RIZVANOLLI

CONCORDIA PICTURES - as PROD

Comedy - Pre-Production 2008


    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Drama
    • Countries
    • ALBANIA, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, ALBANIAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Edon RIZVANOLLI
    • Writer(s)
    • Christoph HONEGGER
    • Producer(s)
    • Nehat FEJZA (Concordia Pictures), Artan MAKU (Maku Production)
    • Synopsis
    • Actually Tom, Fabian and his girlfriend Lara just wanted to have holidays in Greece. But on their way back home, the three young Germans land inadvertently in Albania where their worst fears come true: They get intoxicated, robbed, and into the bargain Lara gets kidnapped. Into the neighbouring Kosovo, a “crisis area”, as Fabian continuously emphasizes.
      Because Fabian and Tom mistrust the local authorities, and they can’t tell their story plausibly to the German KFOR-troops, they start the search for Fabians lost girlfriend on their own – without money or papers, in a completely unknown country.
      But Lara’s trace gets lost, and the two friends are at loggerheads with each other more and more. As Fabian finds out that Tom had a secret affair with Lara, they break up in conflict.
      They get to discover different sides of a country still licking its wounds after the war, but aspiring independence and a new beginning: They get to know the poverty and the hard work, but also the strong company in the countryside. And they experience the urban western-influenced side of the country, the longing for European standards with all their amusements and infatuations.
      Finally the two friends detect Lara, and „free“ her from the pretended kidnappers. With their exuberance, they almost blow up a Kosovar wedding…
    • Partners & financing
    • Concordia Pictures -Kosova, - Germany, Minstri of Cuture - Kosova, Albanian Film Fund - Maku Production, Netz|Werk|Film - Munster, Germany
    • Production schedule
    • Star: Sep/2008, Finalize: Feb/2009
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2008
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