GANGSTER OF LOVEDocumentary, Croatia/Germany/Romania 2013
Documentary, Croatia/Germany/Romania 2013
Runtime: 80 min./58 min.
Director: Nebojša Slijepčeviċ
Production: Restart, Kloos & Co. Medien, Subcultura Film, Fade In
25 years ago, Nedjeljko Babic left his job as a carpenter to start his God-given career: matching lonely men and women. He became famous very quickly – thanks to his skills, but also to his nickname „Gangster“ which he got solely for his image: He always wears sunglasses. Lately his job has become more difficult than ever – women do not want to live in the villages any more. In recent years, Gangster’s clients have mostly been uneducated middle-aged men, seemingly desperate to find a life partner. When Maya, a young and pretty Bulgarian woman, comes to Gangster looking for a new husband, it seems that it will be an easy case for him. But the fact that she is a single mother and a foreigner seems to make it a mission impossible.
2013: Zagreb Dox, Hot Docs, Karlovy Vary, Pluk Le Nuit, Sarajevo IFF, Raindance, Zürich IFF, Hot Springs Doc. FF, Listapad Minsk, Malatya IFF, Brussels Mediterranean FF,
2014: Filmtage des Mittelmeeres, Nordlys Film and Arts Festival, One World Prague, Bergamo Film Meeting, Vilnius IFF, Millenium Brussels, Innsbruck IFF, Budoku, DokLeipzig, SeeFest Los Angeles
2015: DocPoint Helsinki