Egon was 12 and he wanted a record player. You can win friends with a record player or chat up a girl, invite her to listen to your records. But in order to get a record player, Egon will have to defeat a neurotic mother, a madly religious grandmother, a sadistic teacher - not to mention souls and angels.
"The King of the Rattling Spirits is Miha Mazzini's hilarious and
touching fictional memoir of coming of age in 1970s Yugoslavia where rock'n'roll—regardless
of what mothers or dictators believed—was king."
Novel is based upon a feature film script Sweet Dreams (imdb)
Arsmedia and Slovenian Film Fund, 110 minutes.
The premiere was at 4th Slovenian Film Festival
March 30, 2001. Film won:
Award for the best feature film
Award for the best actress - Veronika Drolc
Award for the best screenplay - Miha Mazzini
Synchro film award for the producer of the best film - Franci
Slovenian film critics' award for the best film
Stop magazine award for the best actress of the year - Veronika
Special award for achievement at the 3rd film festival in
Motovun, Croatia (2001)
Golden Palm for best film at Mostra de Valencia XXII (2001)
FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) film prize
at the Troia Film Festival in Portugal (2002)
"Der Heinrich" award at The Braunschweig Filmfest, Germany