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Neven: from the ruins of war, an unforeseen friendship rises (short scifi film: in full).

In a world that’s more bashed up than a second-hand Dalek at a robot jumble sale, comes a tale that might just thaw the icicles off your heartstrings and get your tear ducts into gear. Yes, folks, we’re diving into the short sci-fi spectacle Neven, directed by the one and only Adrián Adamec, who’s decided to don the hats of director, writer, and producer, because, why not? It’s the age of multitasking, after all.

Meet Peter, played by the ever-so-intense Peter Hudec, who’s apparently lost more than just his keys and wallet at a young age. He’s traipsing through a world that’s seen more doom and gloom than a British summer, with hopes as dim as a torch running on dead batteries. But lo and behold, amidst the rubble and the rumbles of war, Peter stumbles upon a ray of metallic sunshine: a robot named Neven. Now, before you roll your eyes and mutter, “Not another human-robot bromance,” hold your horses. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill android saga. No, sir. Neven isn’t just any hunk of bolts and LEDs; he’s the buddy Peter’s been pining for, in a world that’s about as cheerful as a tax audit.

Marek Majeský, who graces the key cast, probably brings more drama to the screen than a soap opera marathon, while cinematographer Peter Balent ensures every shot is as crisp as a freshly ironed shirt. And let’s not forget the line-producing trio of Kristína Švercelová, Radka Rybanská, and Martin Jurčík, who’ve kept this cinematic train on its tracks, presumably while juggling spreadsheets, coffee runs, and the occasional existential crisis.

If your idea of a fun evening is watching the blossoming friendship between a bloke and his robot against a backdrop of despair, then Neven is your ticket to paradise. Just be sure to keep a hanky handy—because, in between the sci-fi spectacle and the clanking of metal, there’s a heartwarming story that might just make you sniffle. Or at least pretend there’s something in your eye.


Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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