A Hustlers Diary

Ivica Zubak

IFFR 2017

Voices

  • 96'
  • Sweden
  • 2017

In his second feature, Ivica Zubak explores the clash of social classes, when petty thief Metin accidentally rolls into the circuit of literary agents and publishers. Metin’s diary filled with poetic reflections gets him in a pretty pickle. And it provides an interesting glimpse of his tortured soul. He is too self-aware for the criminal environment of robberies and the underground Turkish legal system, but too unpolished for the cocktail parties and façade of the middle classes.
The humour emerges organically through contrasts and mutual prejudices, while the seriousness of Metin’s situation exerts constant pressure on the mind. Every time viewers think they know what’s coming in this story about exploiting opportunities, the film takes a surprising new turn. Metin potters on in the twilight zone between two different worlds. Will his aspirations and inner voice provide him with a way out, or will they be his downfall? 

Director
Ivica Zubak
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Sweden
Production Year
2017
Festival Edition
IFFR 2017
Length
96'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Måste gitt
Languages
Swedish, Turkish
Producer
Abbe Hassan / Indian Summer Film
Production Company
Indian Summer Film
Sales
TriArt Film
Screenplay
Can Dermirtas, Ivica Zubak
Cinematography
Erik Vallsten
Editor
Rickard Krantz
Production Design
Kajsa Alman
Sound Design
Jonas Jansson
Music
Filip Runesson
Cast
Can Dermirtas, Lena Endre, Jörgen Thorsson, Selma Caglar
Website
mastegitt.indiansummerfilm.se