Dog Killers

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    Dog Killers

    Vrasësit e qenve

    Directed by

    Albania

    2016

    15 min

    • Albanian

    Drama

    According to the law of physical elimination of stray dogs in exchange of a small monetary reward, two middle-aged Albanian ex-hunters, Nikolin and Enver, take a nocturnal journey throughout the city, which is soon interrupted by an unexpected turn of events.

    Credits

    Cast
    Gezim Rudi
    Alfred Trebicka
    Screenplay
    Ergys Meta
    Cinematography
    Royald Elezaj
    Editing
    Ergys Meta
    Music
    Bledi Boraku
    Distributor
    ARKAPIA
    Ergys Meta

    Ergys Meta

    Albania

    Ergys Meta is known for the retrieval of neo-noir sub-genres in Albania.Born in Shkodër in 1985 July 5th. Since the early age, he had an influence from his father as a fan of Spaghetti Western and Spaghetti Noir movies.

    Georges Simenon, Mikey Spillane, Jim Thomson, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, from where evolved his vision for the dark genre. A more profound philosophic approach with anti-hero he took from Dostoevsky, mentioning his main influences as "Notes from Underground" and "Crime and Punishment".

    In Bologna he continued the studies per Cinematography Critic at the University of Bologna, Faculty of Lettere e Filosofia corso DAMS cinema mediologico. In Bologna in 2003 independently tried to direct his first short film (CIAK MOVIE (2003)) where he will introduce all his cinematic influences. This was his first noir experiment. In the same year, he came back to his birth town to direct on the villages the documentary regarding to cannabis of the north of Albania, GREEN TRAFFIC (2004).

    Ergys during the Academy years had a recognition and appreciation from the cinematic community in Tirana, where immediately after finishing the academy won three projects at the Albanian National Center of Cinematography. DOG KILLERS (2015), HANDS IN POCKET (2018) and ONE OF US, which is his first feature movie. During his creativity he won three cinematic awards.

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