Igor Gordic was an Olympic Champion in shooting, but now he is a junky without money and in debts to mafia. Sasa is his younger brother and he is getting ready for the next World ... See full summary »
After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups.
Igor Gordic was an Olympic Champion in shooting, but now he is a junky without money and in debts to mafia. Sasa is his younger brother and he is getting ready for the next World Championship. Since he's not getting enough terms to practice indoors, he's decided to go out and find himself a target to practice on. Written by
The entire cast, particularly, Vuk Kostic gave great performances that were both realistic and plausible. Most of the gangsters roles were pretty one dimensional; would have been nice to see other sides of the bullies.
Most of the reviews I had read about the film centre on whether or not it was right/ wrong for Sasa to turn chivalrous vigilante and defend his brother. his seems more in line with the culture in the Balkans where defense of honour and family are more important there than in many other parts of western Europe and the US.
Throughout most of the film I despised Igor for putting his brother through the whole experience and it was only at the end when Igor opens up to Sasa, about his experiences during the war that I begin to feel for him and understand his inability to fight back.
The choice of New Belgrade as the location was great, told a visual story about life in a part of Belgrade and could have been any concrete social housing complex in any European capital.
Definitely a film worth seeing; great acting, great plot and real drama.
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