Codelli (2017)

11/20/2017 (RS) Documentary 1h 25m
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Codelli is a feature-length docudrama about a little-known film project by Slovenian inventor Baron Anton Codelli. Together with filmmaker and adventurer Hans Schomburgk he filmed in Togo in 1914 the first live-action film in Africa, which possibly inspired James Rice Burroughs for his novel on Tarzan. In the company of three Codelli’s descendants and actor Primož Bezjak, we traced the fate of Codelli’s film, brought the remains from Togo and Berlin to Ljubljana and used the Green Screen technology to bring to life 15 live-action scenes based on 600 Codelli’s museum photographs.

  1. Miha Čelar

    Director, Writer

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  1. Primož Bezjak

    Baron Codelli

  2. Katarina Stegnar

    Valentina Mladota

  3. Doroteja Nadrah

    Servant Marija

  4. Maša Kagao Knez


  5. Kany Michel Obenga


  6. Grega Zorc

    Engineer Freischmidt

  7. Marinka Štern

    Codelli's Mother

  8. Branko Jordan

    James Hodgson

  9. Uroš Kaurin

    Hans Schumburgk

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Original Language Slovenian

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