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CONSUMED

02/24/2014 video project / media project

Which is the most important minute of your life?

CONSUMED

CONSUMED is a film about life’s most important minutes. The protagonists of the movie are persons over the age of 55 – those who have more than 30 million minutes of life behind them. The most important minutes in their lives have already happened and their last minute is drawing nearer and nearer.

The movie follows the protagonists from the point they answer a public invitation to persons over the age of 55, it shows their partaking in an audition and in the process of making a performance and a documentary. They are challenged to tell about the most important minute in their life in as many seconds as their age. They talk about life and death, happiness and pain in a brutally honest way. Are they “consumed”, and if so, is it because the best years of their life are behind them? Or are they “consumed” because they live in a society that casts them away and treats them as a burden and a “redundancy”.

The documentary CONSUMED records the process in which the protagonists become more than just randomly gathered individuals: As a collective, they have to deal with the decades of their own silence and to take the responsibility for the world in ruins they are leaving to the new generations. Because of the fact that they grew up and were working in a completely different social system, the protagonists question whether they in their 30 million minutes have missed to contribute to their society and community. Do they have the strength and determination to prove that they are not ‘consumed’ and to give the minutes they have left for a better and a more just society?

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Writer, director, producer: Borut Šeparović / Cast: Miljenka Androić Marić, Jadranka Barlović, Marta Beker, Vesna Bušljeta, Miran Cencič, Renata Dossi, Mira Egić, Zvonimir Fritz, Marijan Frković, Josip Grosek, Mira Inkret, Branko Ječmenjak, Barbara Juraja, Ante Kaštelan, Lidija Kleščić, Ana Kneţević, Marica Komljenović Mikša, Nada Kos Balen, Tomislav Kramarić, Zlata Lešković, Blaţenka Levak, Lidija Loborec, Marija Lovinčić, Gordana Lovrić, Katica Milanović, Jasna Paravina, Stanka Pavuna, Nada Pejša, Emil Pernar, Eduard Pešun, Ljudmila Peterfai, Boţidar Petrina, Miljenko Pinterić, Višnja Pleško, Ţarko Potočnjak, Ljubica Radmanović, Vlasta Rittig, Vrijeska Ročić, Hermina Rukavina, Franciska Šimenić, Vladimir Šimenić, Slavko Šoić, Miro Šola, Draţen Tišljar, Sonja Tomac, Vojko Tomašić, Ruţica Tomić, Rozalija Travica, Zora Vovk, Predrag Vrabec, Mirjana Ţerjav, Nevenka Ţigić / Director’s assistant and coordinator: Nataša Mihoci / Cinematographers: Vjekoslav Gašparović, Denis Lepur, David Oguić, Goran Ostojić,Tomislav Pović, Ivan Slipčević, Marko Stanić / Film editor: Jan Klemsche / Sound technicians: Igor Šegović, Valentin Vejić / Sound editor: Martin Semenčić / DI and Colorcorrecting: Teleking / Colorcorrector: Jure Teržan / DI supervisor: Zoran Mihailović / DI producer: Ira Cecić / Translation and subtitles: Ministry of subtitles / Opening sequence editor: Tomislav Uvodić / Project collaborators: Miljenko Bengez, Ivana Dragičević-Veličković, Katarina Eljuga, Ivan Marušić Klif, Nevena Lovrinović, Iva Milley, Matija Podgorski, Zdravko Popović, Petra Prša, Ivana Putica, Damir Žižić, Jasna Žmak / Project volunteers: Buga Klara Blanuša, Iva Bunčić, Ivan Fedor, Hana Grgić, Vera Pfaff, Sara Renar, Bernard Tomić / Technical support: Končar, Apcom / Donators: City office for education, culture and sport – Zagreb, City office for social protection and persons with physical disabilities, Ministry of culture of the Republic of Croatia, Croatian Audio-visual center, Open Society Institute, Zajednički put foundation / Partners: Zagreb center for independent culture and youth – Pogon, Vatroslav Lisinski Concert hall, International center for cultural services – Travno, Youth center Ribnjak, Cultural center Trešnjevka, Youth theatre Zagreb / Media sponsors: Večernji list, Radio Sljeme, tportal, net.hr / Author and project manager: Borut Šeparović / Production: MONTAЖ$TROJ