Parked Lives © Savage Film
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Parked Life is an intimate portrait of Petar Bochev, one of the hundreds of thousands of Eastern European truck drivers that work in the west. For many weeks in a row he lives in the cabin of his truck, far away from home and family.

Money is the main reason to do this work. It can give his child a future. But as weeks and months go by, Petar feels his dreams slipping through his fingers. The world of highways, industrial zones and parking lots is a hard place to stay sane. Distance and time make his marriage crumble, to the point that he is about to lose all contact with his son.

Parked Life offers a majestic view on the European continent, from the simmering deserts of Spain to the frozen North of Norway. At the same time it offers a delicate observation of a man who feels disconnected, and lost in this world. Lots of time to think. Lots of money. Little he can do. Does the highway lead him to a better life? Or is it a road to nowhere?


Director: Peter Triest

Produced by: Bart Van Langendonck - Savage Film (BE)

Producer: Vincent Metzinger - Savage Film (BE)

Co-Producers: Fabie Hulsebos & Ilja Roomans - Docmakers (NL)

DOP: Renaat Lambeets

Partners: Mediafonds (NL), KRO-NCRV, Cobo Fund, Belgian Tax Shelter, Flanders Audiovisual Fund, VRT-Canvas, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

Format: HD color

Running time: approx. TV hour & 70 min. version



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