TATTOOIST

In the beginning there was just a dot.

Maro, a 41-year-old inker, is released from prison where he has spent the last 10 years of his life. He has long since lost faith in both himself and the world into which he is now to return. He struggles to find his place in the hypercapitalist society of our time. Too much has changed too fast. Tattoos, which in Maro’s days symbolised nonconformity and rebellion, have come to be a mass phenomenon.

Maro reopens his old tattoo parlour. Business is relatively slow, at least until Maro is approached by his brash 17-year-old son, Rafo, who is looking to reconnect with his estranged father. Life has offered Maro a second chance to be a parent to his child. However, instead of seizing the opportunity, he embroils Rafo in his plan to execute revenge for past grievances. It is not until the entire situation gets out of hand that Maro realises how much his son means to him - he needs Rafo, and he could not bear to lose him.

Film development supported by Slovak Audiovisual Fund.

>> The Jerusalem International Film Lab Participant

>> The ScripTeast 2014/2015 Participant


ABOUT MOVIE

Genre: Drama
Length: cca 100 min.

 

AUTHORS, CAST & CREW

Script: MARTIN REPKA & AGDA BAVI PAIN
Director: MARTIN REPKA
Development and production: PubRes