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Two Furnaces for Udarnik Josip Trojko

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  • 2012
  • 32'
  • DCP, digibeta
  • color, black & white
  • Orig. Title: Dvije peći za udarnika Josipa Trojka

Two Furnaces for Udarnik Josip Trojko follows the disassembling of the famous Siemens-Martin furnace, which once stood at the heart of the huge Yugoslavian iron industry. The sons of former steel workers slowly take apart the old furnace, and then construct a new, larger, more modern furnace into which the pieces of the old furnace are fed. As we watch the old making way for the new, we hear off-camera archive recordings of political speeches, full of enthusiasm and ideological optimism, from the period when the old furnace was in operation. We also hear a voice from the past reading telegrams from Tito to the former forge workers, congratulating them on their tireless efforts at meeting production targets. The flow of the speeches follows the rhythm of construction of the new furnace to demonstrate that life, like steel, always continues to flow.

Goran Dević
Goran Dević
Jure Černec
Vanja Siruček
Sound Design
Davor Tatić
Hrvoje Osvadić, Vanja Jambrović, Goran Dević
Petnaesta umjetnost
Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT)

Selected Filmography – Goran Dević (1971)

  • Two Furnaces for Udarnik Josip Trojko (2012) – mid-length documentary
  • The Flood (2010) – mid-length documentary
  • The Blacks (2009, co-dir. Zvonimir Jurić) – feature film
  • Happy Land (2009) – mid-length documentary
  • Neighbours (2009) – documentary short
  • Three (2008) – documentary short
  • I Have Nothing Nice to Say to You (2006) – documentary short
  • Imported Crows (2004) – documentary short

Croatian film catalogue

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