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Outsider is a film produced in 1997 in Slovenia by writer and director Andrej Košak. The film was selected as the Slovenian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 70th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1][2]

Outsider
Outsider (1997 film).jpg
Film poster
Directed by Andrej Košak
Written by Andrej Košak
Starring Demeter Bitenc
Miranda Caharija
Nina Ivanič
Jure Ivanušič
Davor Janjić
Uroš Potočnik
Zijah Sokolović
Music by Saša Lošić
Cinematography Sven Pepeonik
Edited by Zlatjan Čučkov
Distributed by RTV Slovenija
Bindweed Soundvision
Release date
  • 1997 (1997)
Running time
100 minutes
Country Slovenia
Language Slovene

The film takes place in the 1980 in the former Yugoslavia. It covers issues such as the former Yugoslav punk rock scene and drug use in the year when Josip Broz Tito died.

The story begins in autumn 1979 when Sead Mulahasanović, whose father was a Warrant Officer (zastavnik) of Yugoslav People's Army moved to Ljubljana and started attending one of the local secondary schools. He immediately joined local punkers who formed a band. Because punk rock in Yugoslavia was not tolerated some of them quickly fell into trouble. Authorities were on high alert because Tito got seriously ill and was admitted to University Medical Centre Ljubljana. Sead spent a lot of time with his new friends because his father was devoted only to the army and wanted Sead to join the army school to become an officer or a pilot.

Sead fell in love with Metka, a girl from his class, so he also began spending his time with her. Then several things occurred: one of his friends was beaten by the Police and put to prison, he was punished by his father for not being devoted enough to the ideas of socialism, Metka got pregnant and they were again forced to move, so Sead should leave his life behind and start it anew. He didn't hold out any more and committed suicide - coincidentally it happened on the day when Tito died.

Outsider was the top grossing Slovenian film (91,000)[3] until Branko Đurić's film Kajmak in marmelada (over 100,000 viewers).

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  1. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  2. ^ "44 Countries Hoping for Oscar Nominations". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 24 November 1997. Archived from the original on 13 February 1998. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Outsider. LUMIERE, database on admissions of films released in Europe. Accessed 2008-12-15

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