Tag Archives: serbian

Klopka / The Trap (2007) Srdan Golubovic, Nebojsa Glogovac, Natasa Ninkovic, Anica Dobra, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Klopka AKA The Trap (2007)
“THE TRAP” is a modern film noir reflecting the true face of Serbian (Eastern European) ‘society in transition.’ It’s a story that could happen to you. It is a film about an ordinary man, who is forced to choose between life and death of his own child. THE TRAP is a film about post-Milosevic’s Serbia, in which there is no more war, but there is moral and existential desert, about Serbia in transition, in which human life still doesn’t worth a lot, about normal life which still seems unreachable.

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Mlad i zdrav kao ruza / Young and healthy as a rose (1971) Jovan Jovanovic, Dragan Nikolic, Aleksandar Gavric, María Baxa, Drama

Mlad i zdrav kao ruza aka Young and healthy as a rose (1971)
A director with a very distinctive style, Jovan Jovanovic has filmed in 1971 one of the most significant works in the history of contemporary Serbian film. “Young and Healthy Like a Rose” is a strong visionary achievement that still looks topical today as back in the times when it was filmed and banned by the then communist censorship. A story about a young delinquent, who evolves from typical outsider to mafia boss of Belgrade seemed shocking back then; today, it is the cruel reality of our times. With incredible foresight of things to come, Jovanovic’s leading character says: “I am your future”. More poetical than Hollywood movies, much more realistic than “Trainspotting”. An exciting story about crime, drugs and the deadly grip of the secret police in Serbia. The best role of Dragan Nikolic, one of the rare ones he presented himself as a tough guy and the authentic sex symbol from this region. A slap in the face of film and other convention.

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Sisanje / Skinning (2010) Stevan Filipovic, Nikola Rakocevic, Viktor Savic, Natasa Tapuskovic, Action, Crime, Drama

Skinning (2010)
SISANJE is a story of a young Belgrade high school math champ Novica who gets seduced into the world of skinheads by their charismatic leader Relja. Novica joins the gang of racist skinheads in an attempt to overcome the geek status in school but soon enough he is sucked into the world of racism, violence and hooliganism, the skinhead movement takes him over and eventually he starts climbing up the ladder in the skinhead hierarchy.

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Zazidani / The Walled In (1969) Vojislav ‘Kokan’ Rakonjac, Ljuba Tadic, Danilo ‘Bata’ Stojkovic, Sava Damjanovic, Drama

Zazidani (Vojislav 'Kokan' Rakonjac, 1969)
A guard prevents the inmate’s escape from the prison. During his second attempt, the inmate decides to save guard’s life who have been fallen into the river while trying to catch him. Since the guard’s job is now to keep an eye on him in the cell, they spend a lot time together and their hatred turns into a sincere friendship. The guard wants to help inmate to escape again.

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