Secret Ingredient

Category: feature / drama
Director: Gjorce Stavreski
Country: Republic of North Macedonia, Greece
Year: 2017
Length: 104'
Production Status: completed


Vele is an underpaid train mechanic who uses stolen marijuana to make a cake for his father to relieve his cancer pain. He suddenly finds himself cornered by the criminals who look for their drugs and the nosy neighbors who want the recipe for the "healing" cake.

Hoping that the things will quiet down, Vele takes his father to a forgotten camp where they used to spend their holidays together. But the criminals catch them. Expecting the worst, Vele is shocked to hear the head mobster offering them to spare their lives in exchange for the cake recipe, hoping it will help his sick mother, too.

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