Slovenian Feature Films

by miran_kor | created - 04 Nov 2013 | updated - 3 days ago | Public

(Under construction!!!)

ALL Slovenian feature films ever made according to the source listed below and my own research (a neverending process/project though).

In rough chronological order.

With my humble rates for the ones I've seen.

Also, films NOT listed at IMDb (as of yet):

Opre Roma (Filip Robar-Dorin, 1983, doc) - 8/10 (R) Brezno (The Rift, Igor Šmid, 1998) - N/S Videvanje Van Gogha (Seeing Van Gogh, Mladen Jernejec, 2008) - N/S

Notes: N/S = not seen Cinema = cinema (big screen) viewing TV = TV viewing PC = download OL = online viewing VHS = VHS viewing

R = Recommended (8-10/10) FF = For Fanatics Only (5-7/10) P = Pass (1-4/10)

Source: (book) Filmografija slovenskih celovečernih filmov 1931-2010 (Filmography of Slovenian Feature Films 1931-2010). Published in Ljubljana by UMco and Slovenska kinoteka, 2011.

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1. In the Realms of Goldhorn (1931)

76 min | Adventure

A student, a railway worker and a peasant go on a trip to the Julian Alps and meet people on their way.

Director: Janko Ravnik | Stars: Herbert Drofenik, Joza Cop, Miha Potocnik, Franica Sodja

Votes: 12


2. Triglavske strmine (1932)

82 min | Romance

Miha invites his fiancée Minka to the dance, but he's tempted by another big desire of his - climbing. Frustrated Minka insists on the festivity, where she finds herself in a company of ... See full summary »

Director: Ferdo Delak | Stars: Milka Badjura, Joza Cop, Anton Danilo Cerar, Joze Kunstler

Votes: 19

OL. 5/10 (FF).

Note: Silent film, 49 min (no info about that at IMDb, sadly).

3. On Our Own Land (1948)

110 min | Drama, War

Set in the small Slovenian village , it tells the story of its residents who lived under German occupation after Italian defeat in 1943. While helping the partisans, the residents looked forward to upcoming liberation.

Director: France Stiglic | Stars: Lojze Potokar, Franc Presetnik, Mileva Zakrajsek, Stefka Drolc

Votes: 132

TV. 8/10 (R).

4. Trieste (1951)

81 min | Drama, War

Despite all actions taken in attempt to conquer Trieste, Gestapo forces fail to do so. The surrender of Italian fascist state gives partisans an open way in seizing the power with the help of domicile population.

Director: France Stiglic | Stars: Mira Bedenk, Angelo Benetelli, Sandro Bianchi, Vjekoslav Bonifacic


5. Kekec (1951)

97 min | Adventure, Family

In an alpine valley lies an idyllic village. High up in the mountains, facing each others across live two men: a "good grandpa" and an "evil man". The first is herbe picker Kosobirin, the ... See full summary »

Director: Joze Gale | Stars: Matija Barl, Frane Milcinski, Franc Presetnik, Zdenka Logar

Votes: 750

TV. 7/10 (FF).

6. Life in Kajzar (1952)

100 min | Drama

A post-WW2 story about the village largely involved in wine-making business. The peasants who claimed possessions of lands, woods, and churches after communist party seized the power hold a... See full summary »

Director: France Stiglic | Stars: Janez Albreht, Miha Baloh, Rusa Bojc, Metka Bucar

Orig. title: Svet na Kajžarju.


7. The Upstarts (1953)

135 min | Drama

Film about moral decay of Trieste elite during 1890s based on novel by Slovenian writer Janko Kersnik.

Director: Bojan Stupica | Stars: Vladimir Skrbinsek, Elvira Kralj, Ljudevit Pristavec, Ciril Medved

Votes: 9

OL. 6/10 (FF).

8. Vesna (1953)

96 min | Comedy, Romance

Three students try to pass their final exam by reluctant task of wooing their professor's daughter, but the unlucky winner, decided by a coin toss, will completely forget about studying once he meet her.

Director: Frantisek Cáp | Stars: Metka Gabrijelcic, Franek Trefalt, Jure Furlan, Janez Cuk

Votes: 509

TV. 6/10 (FF).

9. Three Stories (1955)

115 min

Three stories connected by the motifs of water and death told in neorealist style.

Directors: Jane Kavcic, France Kosmac, Igor Pretnar | Stars: Slavko Belak, Janez Bertoncelj, Ante Gnidovec, Janko Hocevar

Votes: 8

TV. 7/10 (FF).

10. Moments of Decision (1955)

101 min | Drama, War

A story set in a Slovenian town during WW2. The White Guardists bring a wounded partisan to doctor Koren, but he kills their lieutenant, thus helping them both to escape.

Director: Frantisek Cáp | Stars: Stane Sever, Julka Staric, Stane Potokar, Nezka Gorjup

Votes: 24

Orig. title: Trenutki odločitve.

OL. 8/10 (R).

11. Valley of Peace (1956)

82 min | Drama, War

A boy (9 years?) and a rather younger girl lost their families in an air raid. They have heard about a valley where there is always peace and fancy that this is the house of the boy's uncle... See full summary »

Director: France Stiglic | Stars: John Kitzmiller, Evelyne Wohlfeiler, Tugo Stiglic, Boris Kralj

Votes: 253

TV. 7/10 (FF).

12. Don't Whisper (1957)

107 min | Romance

A young girl Vesna goes on a skiing vacation to Slovenian Alps, where she is being looked after by her aunt. Her family gets worried when they meet Vesna's boyfriend, and try to marry the couple thinking that she may be pregnant with him.

Director: Frantisek Cáp | Stars: Metka Gabrijelcic, Stane Sever, Elvira Kralj, Franek Trefalt

Votes: 273

Orig. title: Ne čakaj na maj.

TV. 7/10 (FF).

13. The Sea Is Kind (1958)

94 min | Drama

A simple fisherman tries to stop wealthy and crooked owner of the seiners and bar.

Director: Mirko Grobler | Stars: Angelo Benetelli, Polde Bibic, Janez Cuk, Maks Furijan

Votes: 10

OL. 6.5/10 (FF).

14. Kala (1958)

82 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

There are two stories in this movie. One treats the human side, the things happening to a man in a war, the pain and pressure on his nerves and courage and how he copes with everything in ... See full summary »

Directors: Kresimir Golik, Andrej Hieng | Stars: Lojze Potokar, Stevo Zigon, Jure Dolezal, Helena Kordas

Votes: 32

TV. 7/10 (FF).

15. The Good Old Piano (1959)

98 min | Drama, War

Composer and pianist Blaz Gaber lives only for his music and does not want to know anything about the outside world, where the war is raging. Upon his arrival from his poorly attended ... See full summary »

Director: France Kosmac | Stars: Vida Kuhar, Vekoslav Janko, Bert Sotlar, Frane Milcinski

Votes: 12

TV. 6/10 (FF).

16. Three Quarters of the Sun (1959)

104 min | Drama, War

Story of a group of men at a small frontier railway station who have been released from German concentration camps and are on their way home.

Director: Joze Babic | Stars: Arnold Tovornik, Bert Sotlar, Lojze Potokar, Pero Kvrgic

Votes: 18

Orig. title: Tri četrtine sonca.

TV. 8/10 (R).

17. The Action (1960)

85 min | Action, Drama, War

Psychological action drama about a group of partisans, ambushed by the enemy.

Director: Jane Kavcic | Stars: Lojze Rozman, Aleksander Valic, Stane Potokar, Janez Albreht

Votes: 12

OL. 5/10 (FF).

18. X-25 Reports (1960)

95 min | Thriller, War

Resistance member is sent to infiltrate Nazi intelligence during WW2.

Director: Frantisek Cáp | Stars: Dusan Janicijevic, Tamara Miletic, Angelca Hlebce, Mata Milosevic

Votes: 23

Orig. title: X 25 javlja.

TV. 6/10 (FF).

19. The Party (1960)

102 min | Drama

Story of young man who has lost an arm in the war and tries to find his place in postwar Ljubljana.

Director: Joze Babic | Stars: Lojze Rozman, Andrej Kurent, Mira Sardoc, Velimir Gjurin

TV. 6/10 (FF).

Orig. title: Ti loviš.


21. A Dance in the Rain (1961)

100 min | Drama

Peter is the dark brooding type. Leading a vacuous, shapeless life, he longs for the ideal woman, while at the same time, half heartedly continuing with his habitual girlfriend, Marusa , ... See full summary »

Director: Bostjan Hladnik | Stars: Dusa Pockaj, Miha Baloh, Rado Nakrst, Ali Raner

Votes: 310

Orig. title: Ples v dežju.

PC. 10/10 (R).

22. A Night Excursion (1961)

91 min | Drama

After a quarrel with his father Marko finds himself at a decadent party, where he and his girlfriend Vera become victims of salacious jokes. In a rush of anger Marko runs into the night and... See full summary »

Director: Mirko Grobler | Stars: Spela Rozin, Primoz Rode, Tone Slodnjak, Manja Golec

Votes: 13

Orig. title: Nočni izlet.

OL. 8/10 (R).

23. Ballad About a Trumpet and a Cloud (1961)

80 min | Drama, War

Temnikar's family prepares for the Christmas, but to him, it's the time of dark premonitions and anxiety. In the mountain cave, hidden by snow, the wounded partisans are hiding, and ... See full summary »

Director: France Stiglic | Stars: Lojze Potokar, Angelca Hlebce, Marija Lojk, Branko Miklavc

Votes: 43

OL. 8.5/10 (R).

24. The Family Diary (1961)

80 min | Drama

Story of the many jobs undertaken by a sanitary technician.

Director: Joze Gale | Stars: Stane Sever, Vladosa Simcic, Anka Cigoj, Stane Potokar

Orig. title: Družinski dnevnik.

TV. 6/10 (FF).

25. A Minute for Murder (1962)

81 min | Drama

An emigrant returning after many years, is killed while trying to clear his name of treason. Investigation produces several skeletons.

Director: Jane Kavcic | Stars: Demeter Bitenc, Vanja Drach, Zlatko Madunic, Dusa Pockaj

Votes: 10

TV. 7/10 (FF).

26. On That Lovely Day... (1962)

91 min | Comedy

A story set in a Slovenian village during Italian occupation. Stefuc, a man who has been widowed twice and has four daughters, wants to get married for the third time with Zana, who's ... See full summary »

Director: France Stiglic | Stars: Bert Sotlar, Dusa Pockaj, Arnold Tovornik, Joze Zupan

Votes: 162

TV. 9/10 (R).

27. Our Automobile (1962)

95 min | Comedy

A photographer decides to buy a car with the money he'll get for his prizewinning photo, but the postman brings only a diploma instead of money. Being subjected to the ridicule of their ... See full summary »

Director: Frantisek Cáp | Stars: Rusa Bojc, Metka Bucar, Janez Cuk, Milan Srdoc

Votes: 66

Orig. title: Naš avto.

OL. 8/10 (R).

28. A Sand Castle (1962)

96 min | Drama

Two boys are on an unplanned vacation by foot. They meet a girl who has nothing but a bikini under her coat. She says her cloths were stolen while she was bathing. She joins their company. ... See full summary »

Director: Bostjan Hladnik | Stars: Janez Albreht, Milena Dravic, Ali Raner, Spela Rozin

Votes: 23

Orig. title: Peščeni grad.

OL. 8/10 (R).

29. The Wild Growth (1963)

90 min | Drama

A story set in a medieval time where two lovers suffer from their environment's intolerance.

Director: Igor Pretnar | Stars: Majda Potokar, Rudi Kosmac, Vladimir Skrbinsek, Sava Severova

Votes: 62

TV. 8/10 (R).

30. Mountain of Fear (1963)

78 min | Adventure, Family

Two boys, Kekec and Rozle, come to serve a farmer, with a blind daughter Mojca, as shepherds. As the night falls, the two boys start talking about a woman who lives in the mountains and is ... See full summary »

Director: Joze Gale | Stars: Rusa Bojc, Blanka Florjanc, Velimir Gjurin, Marija Gorsic

Votes: 451

Orig. title: Srečno, Kekec.

Cinema. 7/10 (FF).

31. Zarota (1964)

70 min

State Security Administration agent tries to sabotage a critical report filed to the national assembly on the state energy system.

Director: Franci Krizaj | Stars: Stefka Drolc, Andrej Kurent, Branko Plesa, Dusa Pockaj


32. Don't Cry Peter (1964)

92 min | Adventure, War

Two partisan coalminers need to take three orphan children away from dangerous area to the liberated land.

Director: France Stiglic | Stars: Lojze Rozman, Bert Sotlar, Majda Potokar, Zlatko Sugman

Votes: 576

Orig. title: Ne joči, Peter.

Cinema. 9/10 (R).

33. Lucija (1965)

81 min | Drama, Romance

A melodramatic story of Lucia, who serves as a charwoman on the Podlogar family's rich farm, and makes a fuss among householder's sons, as she becomes pregnant with one of them. A decision ... See full summary »

Director: France Kosmac | Stars: Metka Bucar, Mara Cerne, Stane Cresnik, Francek Drofenik

Votes: 19

TV. 7.5/10 (R).

34. Laznivka (1965)

91 min | Drama

A thirty years old girl in nearly taken in by a confidence trickster, who likes her enough to return her money, but not enough to marry her.

Director: Igor Pretnar | Stars: Dusan Antonijevic, Danilo Benedicic, Rusa Bojc, Angelca Hlebce

Votes: 6

Orig. title: Lažnivka.


35. Do Not Come Back Along the Same Road (1965)

90 min | Drama

Another story about the great animosity between the Bosnians and Slovenians. And this story is about them Bosnians whose misery and poverty forced them to adopt her fortune in Slovenia in ... See full summary »

Director: Joze Babic | Stars: Davor Antolic, Ljubisa Samardzic, Joze Zupan, Miha Baloh

Votes: 10

Orig. title: Po isti poti se ne vračaj.

TV. 8/10 (R).

36. Amandus (1966)

91 min | Drama, History

The film is based on a novel by Ivan Tavcar and was adapted for the screen by Andrej Hieng. It is set at the end of the 17th century in the area that is now Slovenia at a time of religious ... See full summary »

Director: France Stiglic | Stars: Miha Baloh, Demeter Bitenc, Franjo Blaz, Milan Brezigar

Votes: 10

Cinema. 6/10 (FF).

37. Non-existing Story (1967)

99 min | Drama

The feeling of being incapable of controlling your own life and general uselessness make people want to escape the world around them. In spite of the feeling that they possess some creative... See full summary »

Director: Matjaz Klopcic | Stars: Lojze Rozman, Milena Dravic, Snezana Niksic, Stanislava Pesic

Votes: 17

Orig. title: Zgodba, ki je ni.

OL. 6.5/10 (FF).

38. Stronghold of Toughs (1967)

88 min | Drama

War orphans rebel against teachers and authority figures in their reform school in this somber social drama. Danny is a teen punk who organizes a breakout, only to become a victim of the code of toughness by which he lives.

Director: Joze Pogacnik | Stars: Nikola-Kole Angelovski, Hana Brejchová, Janez Rohacek, Milutin Micovic

Votes: 17

TV. 6/10 (FF).

39. On Paper Wings (1967)

80 min | Drama

A love story of a couple who both reconsider the meaning of their former lives, only to come up with decision that they should marry.

Director: Matjaz Klopcic | Stars: Snezana Niksic, Polde Bibic, Stefka Drolc, Stanislava Pesic

Votes: 62

TV. 6.5/10 (FF).

40. Nevidni bataljon (1967)

80 min | War

A group of children from a small Slovenian town form a battalion to fight against the Nazi enemy.

Director: Jane Kavcic | Stars: Miha Baloh, Milan Srdoc, Demeter Bitenc, Danilo Bezlaj

Votes: 15

TV. 6/10 (FF).

41. The Sunny Whirlpool (1968)

93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Gangsters hide the stolen money in the refrigerator, which is committed to the school for the arrangers on the seashore. In the same school, a young man responses the advertising for the ... See full summary »

Director: Bostjan Hladnik | Stars: Bojan Mark, Vinko Hrastelj, Zvone Sedlbauer, Marijana Brecelj

Votes: 12

Orig. title: Sončni krik.


42. The Fifth Ambush (1968)

92 min | War

A partisan battalion falls into enemy trap more than once, which makes them suspect it's about treason. Their commissar and commander move the unit in a remote settlement in order to ... See full summary »

Director: France Kosmac | Stars: Tone Gogala, Boris Cavazza, Marjana Brecelj, Dare Valic

OL. 6.5/10 (FF).

43. Kekec's Tricks (1968)

78 min | Adventure

Children's film about the witty boy Kekec and his friends, and their adventures in the mountains of Slovenia, during the summer.

Director: Joze Gale | Stars: Polde Bibic, Boris Ivanovski, Zlatko Krasnic, Jasna Krofak

Votes: 275

Orig. title: Kekčeve ukane.

Cinema. 6/10 (FF).

44. Sedmina (1969)

91 min | Drama, War

The first days of war in Ljubljana. The young hero Niko experiences the bloody and violent transition from childhood to manhood. Based on the novel by Beno Zupancic.

Director: Matjaz Klopcic | Stars: Rade Serbedzija, Snezana Niksic, Milena Dravic, Mirko Bogataj

Votes: 43

Orig. title: Sedmina.

Cinema. 7/10 (FF).

45. Oxygen (1970)

91 min | Drama

In this story set in near future, a group of young rebels, hippies and 1968 protesters want to cede and make an independent Island from the Mainland. A journalist who came to the Island to ... See full summary »

Director: Matjaz Klopcic | Stars: Stevo Zigon, Malgorzata Braunek, Dusica Zegarac, Dare Ulaga

Votes: 17


46. From the Other Side (1970)

77 min | Drama

Amongst the many issues this film explores are the following questions: Does the desire for pleasure and amusement always gain the upper hand against moral convictions and man's sense of ... See full summary »

Director: Joze Gale | Stars: Ivica Vidovic, Jasna Andronja, Joze Zupan, Janez Skof


47. Rdece klasje (1970)

85 min | Drama

An ex-partisan and current political activist sets out to Styria region in Slovenia to buy out the wheat from peasants and convince them to form the farming collective. His ostensible ... See full summary »

Director: Zivojin Pavlovic | Stars: Rade Serbedzija, Majda Potokar, Majda Grbac, Irena Glonar

Votes: 84

Orig. title: Rdeče klasje.

Cinema. 9/10 (R).