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NARRATIVE FEATURE | 101 MIN | 2004

GUN-SHY

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Lukas is a conscientious objector who delivers meals on wheels as an alternative to military service. Living in similar isolation are his eccentric neighbors, who include an aging prostitute and a crusty war veteran. Most memorably bizarre of all is a man whose apartment is filled with trinkets reflecting his obsession with North Korea, whom Lukas occasionally encounters floating in the river late at night playing "dead man." The protagonist's desolate life changes after he encounters the beautiful, enigmatic Isabella and begins a sporadic romantic relationship with her. He gradually comes to realize she is involved in a troubling relationship with her stepfather, a motivational speaker, and we witness Lukas' transformation from misunderstood admirer to unstable and unpredictable loner. Top prizewinner at the San Sebastian Film Festival, the fourth feature by an extremely talented Georgian emigré working in Germany examines the isolation that people in the West experience from the viewpoint of an outsider -- and it does so with considerable dark humor.

Film Information
Year: 2003
Length: 101 minutes
Language: Spanish
Country: Denmark
Premiere: Unknown
Cast & Credits
About the Director(s)

Dito Tsintsadze was born in 1957 in Tbilisi, Georgia. From 1975 to 1981, he attended the Tbilisi Theater and Film Institute. After assisting various directors, he made his first short film in 1990 and then began working for the private film production company Schvidkatsa. In 1996, Tsintsadze came to Berlin to take up a scholarship at the NIPCOW Programme and here began to write the script for his film Lost Killers. He lives with his wife in Berlin.

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