THE LINE

ČIARA

By Peter BEBJAK

WANDAL PRODUCTION, S.R.O. - as PROD

Crime - Completed 2017

There are borders you cross only once... Criminal thriller about traffickers and smugglers from Ukrainian border. The feature film about the borders and the life on their edge.

Festivals
& Awards

Kiev Molodist 2014
Pitching session
Karlovy Vary 2015
Pitch and Feedback
Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2016
Works in Progress Main Award
Centeast 2016
Works in Progress
Karlovy Vary IFF 2017
Official Selection BEST DIRECTOR AWARD
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Crime, Thriller, Drama
    • Countries
    • SLOVAKIA, UKRAINE
    • Languages
    • SLOVAKIAN, UKRANIAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 112 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Peter BEBJAK
    • Writer(s)
    • Peter BALKO
    • Producer(s)
    • Wanda ADAMIK HRYCOVA (WANDAL PRODUCTION, S.R.O.)
    • Synopsis

    • Adam Krajňák is a father of family and a head of a criminal group that smuggles cigarettes from Ukraine to Slovakia. Among his nearest and dearest ones he plays an irreplaceable role of a caring confidant as well as a high-principled and uncompromising leader who does not lack temperament in the deciding moments. Peaceful co-existence of the two intertwining worlds is shaken by the newly-secured border of the Schengen area that increases nervosity about the unclear future. And when one of the smuggling consignments fails a concatenation of events launches that will make Krajňák reconsider his own borderlines he always refused to overstep. Under the direction of Peter Bebjak the criminal story with elements of thriller offers a contagious vigour that digresses it significantly from an ordinary genre entertainment. It reveals a universal human story set in environment in which the cultures, traditions and lives intertwine.
    • Partners & financing
    • GARNET International Media Group - UA - coproducer
      RTVS - Slovak public broadcaster - SK - coproducer
      HomeMedia Production - SK - coproducer

      Slovak Audiovisual Fund - SK
      DERZKINO - Ukrainian State Film Agency - UA
      Creative Europe MEDIA

    • Production schedule
    • Realization: July 2013 - March 2017
      Locations: Bratislava, Eastern Slovakia (Sobrance), Ukraine
      Development & financing: July 2013 - December 2015
      Pre-production: January - February 2016
      Production: February 2016, August – October 2016
      Post-production: November 2016 - March 2017
      Shooting days: 35
      Slovak distribution release date: August 3rd, 2017
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Feb 22, 2016
    • End of shooting
    • Oct 31, 2016
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