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TIGERS IN THE CITY

by Juraj Krasnohorsky

synopsis

Three friends about to turn 30 call themselves animal names: Badger, Hyena and Pigeon. They like to spend time together in their favorite bar in the Bratislava city Zoo, but they all feel that something is missing - they starve for a serious relationship, a soul mate for life. Hyena is a virile macho, employed as a tiger feeder and seducing women never was a problem for him. In this matter the other two, Badger, a prosecuting attorney and Pigeon, employed as a water bicycle keeper, are far less successful. Times are about to change for Badger, who after years of fantasizing about a woman's voice in the radio finally decides to meet her in real life. As the friends closely follow Badger's new adventure, they discover, that a man is trying to kill him, because of his extensive zeal in persecuting local mafia at court. The killer happens to be the husband of the radio speaker, with whom Badger just started a romance. It is an absurd world full of funny coincidences, in which a story of falling in love becomes a matter of staying alive.

international title: Tigers in the City
original title: Tigre v meste
country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Juraj Krasnohorsky
film run: 90'
screenplay: Juraj Krasnohorsky, Lucia Siposová
cast: Kristina Tothova, Tomas Mastalir, Milan Ondrík, Lubomír Bukový, Ivica Sláviková, Diana Mórová, Karel Dobrý
cinematography by: André Bonzel
film editing: Marek Kralovsky
music: Michal Novinski
producer: Henrieta Cvangová
co-producer: Lucia Siposová
production: Artichoke
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