‘The users’ is a label given to children born with intellectual disabilities, abandoned by their families, and placed in specialized institutions (homes) where most of them spend their entire lives. The film tells the story of 3 teenage ‘users’ who form an unlikely bond—Robert, the melancholic teenager who often hurts himself; Dragana, his faithful and loving friend; and Marija, a new user with a rather aggressive demeanor. When Marija joins the home, she both falls in love with Robert, and instantly becomes best friends with Dragana, creating a potentially tragic love triangle.
Label Europa Cinemas Award, Best Film - Venice FF 2020
Golden Pram Award, Best Feature Film - Zagreb FF 2020
Cinema Extraordinaire Award Nomination - Bergen IFF 2020
Goran Bogdan, Marusa Majer, Marijana Novakov