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The Trolleybus-Man

“The Trolleybus-Man” is an absurd superhero comedy about a mechanic turned superhero who’s fighting to preserve thing he loves the most – the trolleybuses.
Vilnius Trolleybus Park (no one really knows why the place where trolleybuses are docked is called “park”) is sold to a young investor, who wants to change trolleybuses to more convenient high-tech, wireless, pilotless vehicles. Needless to say, that this high-tech wonder will require very little maintenance, so the drivers and supporting staff will be fired.
But it is way more than that. Without the old trolleybuses the city is never going to be the same. And in this darkest hour the hero arises. An ex-mechanic who shall fight the technical revolution to save the heritage of trolleybuses. And although he is not suited to be a superhero – he will do his best to drive the capitalist oppressors away.

Information

Year
2016
Genre
Fiction
Duration
15'
Production country
Lithuania
Dialogues
Lithuanian

Team

Producers
Monika Sakalauskaitė, Gabija Siurbytė
Script
Jonas Trukanas, Barbora Pankė
Cinematography
Meelis Veeremets
Editing
Dominykas Kilčiauskas
Sound designer
Andrius Kauklys
Music
Andrius Kauklys, Marius Narbutis
Cast
Vytautas Kupšys, Šarūnas Datenis, Karina Stungytė, Liubomiras Laucevičius, Gabija Siurbytė
Production company
Dansu films (LT)

Contacts

Dansu films

Director's biography

Jonas Trukanas

Jonas Trukanas (b. 1990) is a film and commercials director. He studied Film Directing at University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, UK. He is a two-time Berlinale Talent Campus alumni (2013 and 2017) and has been participating in numerous forums and screenwriting workshops. His short films have been screened all around the globe.

Filmography

Arrows In The Dark / Strėlės tamsoje (2009, short documentary)
Booksmuggler / Knygnešys (2011, short fiction)
Behind The Big Top / Už cirko palapinės (2012, short fiction)
Radviliad / Radviliada (2014, full length documentary)
Ghost I Don’t Remember / Vaiduoklis, kurio neprisimenu (2015, short fiction)
The Trolleybus-Man / Žmogus Vielabraukis (2016, short fiction)
When The Lights Go Out / Užgesus šviesoms (2019, short fiction)