- Genre: Feature Film
- Year: Film in Preparation
- Screenplay: Bojan Labovič
- Director: Bojan Labovič
- Cast: Casting Still in Process
A love film from the novel of the same name by Ferdo Godina
Late 1930ies. Great changes taking place around the world only insignificantly affect the region along the Mura River. The war arising across Europe seems somewhat distant. However, it is a time that will radically interfere with the life of Arpad Zrim.
The life of this thirty-year-old catholic vicar would have taken another turn, if it had not been for his unmarried mother. To hide this shameful illegitimacy and with the help of the local priest, she unknowingly assigns Arpad, in his early youth, to clerical life. Under the concealed control of his spiritual father’s vigilant eye who also influences the deeds of his mother Arpad clashes with the restrictions of his profession.
His torment becomes even greater, when he is transferred from a remote village in a hilly landscape to the lively and multi-ethnical centre of a deanship. Soon after his arrival he falls deeply in love with Rahela, the beautiful daughter of a Jewish merchant. This intimate act leads him to the inevitable conflict with the social norms and the pressure of his professional surrounding which, step by step, entangles him in its hidden games. Arpad’s mother, who, due to social rules, repeatedly and unknowingly helps to push her son, torn between ideals and love, to the bane of his life, is also woven into the plan of the clergy...