The Man Without Guilt

by Ivan Gergolet

Mož brez krivde, 2022, fiction, 2,39:1/2,35:1, c, 113 min

The story about personal revenge and redemption is set in Trieste, a town on the Adriatic coast near the border between Italy and Slovenia. A fifty-year-old widow, who works in a hospital, finds out that her husband’s former employer, who is in some way responsible for her husband's death, has been hospitalised due to a stroke. His son offers her work as his father's caregiver, not being aware of the connection between the two. She decides to accept the offer, longing for revenge.

Ivan Gergolet
Ivan Gergolet
Igor Prinčič, Miha Černec, Jožko Rutar, Boris T. Matić, Lana Matić
executive producer
David Cej
director of photography
Debora Vrizzi
music composer
Luca Ciut
film editor
Natalie Cristiani
production designer
Marco Juratovec
costume designer
Gilda Venturini
key make-up artist
Alenka Nahtigal
sound designer
Julij Zornik
Branko Završan, Valentina Carnelutti, Enrico Inserra, Rossana Mortara, Livia Rossi, Alessandro Bandini, Giusi Merli
Transmedia, Propeler Film
Slovenian Film Centre, Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission - FVG, Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Fund, Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism - MiBACT, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Eurimages
Ivan Gergolet

Ivan Gergolet (1977) is a member of the EFA, he graduated in cinema from the University of Bologna. He was one of the media activists that created OrfeoTV, the first street television in Italy, in 2002. Gergolet started working professionally in 2006, also as a runner, assistant director, and unit manager on several productions. Since 2008, he has taught filmmaking in high schools and the Trieste jail, developing and shooting short films, documentaries, as well as music and social videos to promote filmmaking as a social awareness and a tool for personal growth. His documentary debut Dancing with Maria (2014) was the first documentary ever selected for the International Film Critics Week programme of the 2014 Venice IFF, where it received the Civitas Vitae Price.

““How far is one willing to go, to fulfil his/her need for justice and peace? How many lies must be told when one tries to hide one's actions? Can a victim become a judge? Is it possible to transform revenge into forgiveness? Is there a way out of pain? These are some of the questions that my film wants to answer.””

PÖFF - Talin Black Nights Film Festival, First Feature Competition, 2022

Arthouse Cinema Network Award best film (AKMS - Art kino mreža Slovenije, 2023) , Iridium Award best film (Festival of Slovenian Film, 2023) , Vesna Award best directing (Festival of Slovenian Film, 2023)