The protagonist of the debut feature by Slovenian director Darko Sinko is a painfully average middle-aged man named Boris (played by Rados Bolčina, in a touching performance). He and his wife lead a highly uneventful life; their son has grown up and has a family of his own. The slow-paced existence of this archetypal “everyman” is abruptly turned upside down when someone tries to shoot him. An immediate investigation doesn’t turn up any clues: no suspects, no potential enemies. So Boris begins an investigation of his own, and begins to realize how many people in his immediate circle actually dislike him. Overnight, his “personal inventory” brings on deepening paranoia. Sinko skillfully sets this portrait of a man in the midst of an identity crisis against the realities of a post-socialist society. At the same time, Inventory is a captivating study of a model of masculinity that’s largely incapable of adapting to the rapidly changing times.
Rados Bolčina, Dejan Spasić, Mirel Knez, Alen Kermac