The Last Socialist Artefact

International Panorama

world premiere
Drama | Croatia | 2021

Episode(s): 1 & 2
Series: 6 x 52min

Oleg and Nikola, two city men from Zagreb, arrive in a small city lost in the Balkans. Marked by the fall of communism and the separation of Yugoslavia, its inhabitants live in despair and misery. But Oleg and Nikola have a great project for their abandoned factory, something that could stand the town back up and bring some dignity to the forgotten population. If only their potential buyer could answer his phone…

Available on Tuesday 08/31 at 6.15 p.m. and for 24 hours on seriesmaniadigital.com
Limited tickets: reservation from 9 a.m. the day before

Our take

Adapted from the novel No-Signal Area by Robert Perišić, The Last Socialist Artefact is an elegiac dive into the remains of a world where the working class, modern entrepreneurs and old ideals keep on feeding an economic system eating itself up. The story relies on the feelings of the characters, melancholic false heroes, the pristine direction of Dalibor Matanić raises the series to new poetic heights, showing that a so-called “small” country can tell the full story of the wrongs of our times while keeping the specificity of its location.

  • Created By Ankica JURIC TILIC
  • Written By Hana JUSIC, Milan F. ZIVKOVIC, Jelena PALJAN
  • Directed By Dalibor MATANIC
  • Music Jura FERINA, Pavao MIHOLJEVIC
  • With Rene BITORAJAC, Kresimir MIKIC, Jovana STOJILJKOVIC, Izudin BAJROVIC, Goran BOGDAN, Tihana LAZOVIC
  • Production Kinorama
  • Broadcaster HRT, Pro Plus