Tigers in the City / Tigre v meste (Slovakia, 2012)

directed by Juraj Krasnohorský, comedy, 90 min, fr subtitles
written by Lucia Siposová, Juraj Krasnohorský
with Kristína Tóthová, Milan Ondrík, Ľubomír Bukový, Ivica Sláviková

Three friends about to turn 30 call themselves by animal names: Badger, Hyena and Pigeon. They like to spend time together in their favourite bar in the Bratislava city zoo, but they all feel that something is missing - they all yearn for a soul mate. After years of fantasising about a woman's voice on the radio, Badger finally decides to meet her. Badger's life takes an unexpected twist when his friends discover that a man is trying to kill him. The man is a Russian ex-hit-man hired to kill Badger for his extensive zeal as state prosecutor working against the local mafia. The killer also happens to be the husband of the radio presenter, with whom Badger has just started a romance. The circle is closed. Now it's not only a question of falling in love, it's about staying alive.

Awards:
Slovak National Film Awards Igric 2013 (Special mention for the direction of the film and for the best Slovak DVD release of the year)