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Valent
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Laci
Iva Marjanovic ...
Ljuba
Ljubo Zecevic ...
Zeljac
Anja Sovagovic-Despot ...
Jasna
Vedran Psenicnik ...
Tomica
Mario Vuk ...
Mali
Vlatko Dulic ...
Car
Ljubo Kapor ...
Vukovic
Franjo Majetic ...
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Zdenka Hersak ...
Milostiva
Ivo Fici ...
Istrazitelj
Tomislav Gotovac ...
Krcmar
Toso Jelic ...
Gospon
Srecko Jurdana ...
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Valent is a night shift worker who can barely feed his family. To add the insult to injury, every night he must pass near the butcher's shop with meat products he can't afford. But one night the shop is a scene of a gangland shooting. Valent picks up the bag full of money and a gun, and his life changes. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Excellent Croatian thriller-drama
4 October 2006 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

This movie, made in the days of old Yugoslavia while its movie industry was at its peak, is one of the best, if not THE best, thrillers made in that country. It stars Rade Serbedzija(Sherbedgia) as a poor blue collar man from Zagreb who is not satisfied with his situation and especially the fact that he cannot afford to buy a real good piece of meat for himself and his family. One night he accidentally stumbles onto a crime scene and finds a gun and a bag of money. This leads him to trouble as local gangsters are looking for the money bag.

There is some violence here, especially in the final showdown between Serbedzija and the gangsters. The acting is top notch and Serbedzija as Valentin has rarely been better. Also Fabijan Sovagovic and his daughter Ana make fine supporting performances. The ending is also unusually positive for a Yugoslav drama-thriller. I think this movie deserves a full 10.


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