SYNOPSIS

short synopsis

Toni Riff, a Bosnian rock star back in the 1980’s, came to Slovenia
during the war and married his fan Sonia. He has been inactive for
the past two decades, relying on his wife to support them. To Toni's
annoyance and fits of jealousy, Sonia works as a phone-sex operator.
One of her regular clients is a hotel owner Max, an avid fan of the 80's
New Wave. He offers to organize a come-back concert for the former
star. Upon arrival to the hotel, shocked by the concert announcement,
Toni hides in a room called after him. Sonia begs him to play, believing
a concert is the only way out of his depression.

 

director’s note


During the last two decades a number of films dealt with Bosnian and
Croatian wars, exposing deaths, rapes and other atrocities. However,
there are numerous casualties of war that noone ever spoke about -
disgusted by what was happening around them, many people gave up
on whatever creative and relevant they have been doing prior to the
war. They switched off and buried themselves into superficial,
mechanical activities, just to get by. Disillusioned, depressed, and
basically vegetating. Through the story of a post war rocker who lost
all ambition, 'Adria Blues' is an attempt to speak of those people and in
their name.