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Chicago European Union Film Festival 2018
Chicago premiere!

The Miner


2017, Hanna Antonina Wojcik Slak, Slovenia/Croatia, 98 min. With Leon Lucev, Boris Cavazza.

Show Times

  • Fri, Mar 30th 6:00pm
  • Mon, Apr 2nd 8:00pm

"Quietly forceful…slow-burning." - Dennis Harvey, Variety

"One man's quest for the truth against all odds…works well both as a film and as a statement." - Marko Stojilkovic, Cineuropa

Slovenia's submission for Oscar consideration is a tense fictional tale delving into the discovery of the evidence of a war crime down an abandoned mine shaft, and loosely based on the memoir "Nobody" by Mehmedalija Aliç. Alija (Lucev), a miner for a company in the process of downsizing, faces a crisis of conscience when sent on a fool's errand to inspect a long-shuttered tunnel. Instructed under threat of dismissal to certify that the mine contains nothing, he discovers that behind a carefully built wall there is horrifying evidence of a mass murder. What is hidden there is an open secret among the locals, but no one will talk except for one half-crazy old man. To his peril, Alija is not planning to keep secrets. In Slovenian with English subtitles. Courtesy of Nukleus Film. DCP digital. (BS)

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