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  Suicide Guide ()

Released: 1996 - Macedonia
Duration: 97 minutes
Classification: Feature / Comedy

Director: Erbil Altanaj
Screenplay: Sashko Nasev
Leading Roles: Katerina Kocevska, Jovica Mihajlovski, Jelena Mijatovic, Oliver Mitkovski

Synopsis: The movie, "Suicide Guide" is an urban tragi-comedy the theme of which is the falling apart of the family, the crises of the individual connected to the spirit of the of time in which the action takes place, even though it is a family moral drama, which can be placed in any other time or place, and in this case it happens in one Skopje suburb and it happens now. It is a story about Kuplung (Clutch) a taxi driver, a man with no moral prejudices, a thug and a lover, a man who respects his passion only. He treats his wife Stojna, a factory worker, as if she were his property, so she, slavishly obedient, fulfills his requests and stands his rough and redneck behavior. Kole, his son, is a student. He is also maltreated by his father, who feels neither fatherly love nor obligations to. The only weak point of Kuplung is his mistress, Sheila, a bar singer who marries the police inspector, Stojnas brother. It is then that Kuplung is out of lifes balance, but he immediately searches for a new sexual object. The victim is his sons girlfriend, Vilma, a naive and rather stupid girl who after being raped by Kuplung, becomes his lover. In this secret relationship she gets pregnant. In a scene of violence of Kuplung over Stojna, Kole attacks his father and Kuplung becomes disabled, tied to a wheelchair. Kole marries Vilma. She delivers a boy. Stojna continues to slavishly tolerate the destiny burdened with new difficulties.

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