Reviewed at World Film Festival, Montreal (World Cinema), Sept. 3, 1999. (Also in Toronto Film Festival --- Discovery; Denver Film Festival.) Original title: Torowisko. Running time: 85 MIN.
Screenplay, Jan Cvitkovic, Janez Burger. Camera (B&W), Simon Tansek; editor , Milos Kalusek; music, Drago Ivanusa; art director, Andraz Trkman. Reviewed at World Film Festival, Montreal (Cinema of…
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