The Line

Direction
Year 
2017
Country
  • Slovakia 
  • Ukraine 
Duration
113min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

Adam Krajňák is head of the family and also boss of a gang of criminals smuggling cigarettes across the Slovak-Ukrainian border. In this close circle he plays the vital role of the confidant who takes care of everything, and also the principled and uncompromising leader whose self-assurance and temperament serve him well in decisive moments. The peaceful coexistence of these interconnected worlds, however, is threatened by increasing anxiety about the future after the construction of the external Schengen Area border. The failure of one of the illegal transports triggers an unstoppable avalanche of consequences that compels Krajňák to question his own boundaries, none of which he had planned on crossing until now. Peter Bebjak’s direction introduces an infectious spark into his thriller crime story, ensuring it a status far removed from mere genre entertainment. The result is a universal human tale set in an environment that draws together different cultures, customs and destinies. (KVIFF)

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Details

  • Original title
    Čiara
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Peter Balko
  • Cast
    Tomáš Maštalír, Emília Vášáryová, Zuzana Fialová, Andy Hryc, Eugen Libezňuk, Stanislav Boklan, Rimma Ziubina, Kristína Kanátová, Oleksandr Piskunov, Filip Kaňkovský, Milan Mikulčík
  • DOP
    Martin Žiaran
  • Editing
    Marek Kráľovský
  • Music
    Slavo Solovic
  • Sound
    Peter Gajdoš, Viktor Krivsudský
  • Duration
    113 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    2017
  • Country
    • Slovakia
    • Ukraine
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution

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