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Balkan Spy (1984)
"Balkanski spijun" (original title)

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Ilija Cvorovic, a reformed former Stalinist who spent several years in a prison as a political prisoner, is called in for a routine conversation. He returns home convinced that the police ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic ...
Ilija Cvorovic
Bora Todorovic ...
Petar Markov Jakovljevic
Mira Banjac ...
Danica Cvorovic
Sonja Savic ...
Sonja Cvorovic
Zvonko Lepetic ...
Djura Cvorovic
Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic ...
Palacinkar (as Bata Zivojinovic)
Predrag Lakovic ...
Profesor
Branka Petric ...
Novinarka
Milivoje Tomic ...
Doktor (as Mica Tomic)
Milan Strljic ...
Inspektor Drazic
Milan Mihailovic ...
Moler
Vladan Zivkovic ...
Radnik sa resetkama
Ljiljana Jovanovic ...
Sekretarica inspektora
Zoran Ratkovic ...
Razroki mladic
Dragoljub Petrovic ...
Fotograf (as Dragan Petrovic)
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Ilija Cvorovic, a reformed former Stalinist who spent several years in a prison as a political prisoner, is called in for a routine conversation. He returns home convinced that the police is interested in his subtenant, a businessman returning from Paris to open a tailor shop. Convinced that his subtenant represents the greatest threat to national security Ilija begins his own surveillance operation against him. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Ilija Cvorovic: Fuck the sun that shines on you!
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Best tragicomedy of all time!
1 July 2013 | by (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – See all my reviews

The movie Balkan Spy (Balkanski spijun) was released in 1984. and to me it is the best movie wrote by Dusan Kovacevic, and the competition is great ("Ko to tamo peva", "Maratonci trce pocasni krug", "Sabirni Centar" are a few of his other films). I will not go so far in saying that this is the best comedy of all time but certainly it is the best tragicomedy full of black-humor. One of the main characters Jakovljevic (Bora Todorovic) moves into the house of Ilija (Bata Stojkovic) after a long time working in France. Ilija gets a call from the police and has a talk with a inspector about Jakovljevic. From that moment Ilija is convinced that Jakovljevic is a spy working for "them". The cast is made from some of the best Serbian actors of all time: Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic, Bora Todorovic, Mira Banjac, Sonja Savic, Bata Zivojinovic, Mica Tomic and Croatian legend Zvonko Lepetic as Djuro Cvorovic. It has awesome dialogue, great characters, and the cast is superb.

10/10

Just legendary. You gotta watch it!


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