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The Professional (2003)

Profesionalac (original title)
Till recently an University professor, a bohemian writer, a member of Belgrade's intellectual circles and a passionate opponent of the Milosevic's regime, Teja is today a manager of a big ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bora Todorovic ...
Luka Laban
Branislav Lecic ...
Teodor Teja Kraj
Natasa Ninkovic ...
Marta
Dragan Jovanovic ...
Gipsani
Josif Tatic ...
Maki
Miodrag 'Miki' Krstovic ...
Jovan Petrovic (as Miodrag-Miki Krstovic)
Renata Ulmanski ...
Tejina majka
Milos Stojanovic ...
Marko
Gorica Popovic ...
Novinarka
Ljiljana Dragutinovic ...
Radnica I
Dana Todorovic ...
Ana
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Tihi ludak
Aljosa Vuckovic ...
Kelner
Stole Novakovic ...
Tejin otac
Nenad Nenadovic ...
Zbunjeni vuk
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Till recently an University professor, a bohemian writer, a member of Belgrade's intellectual circles and a passionate opponent of the Milosevic's regime, Teja is today a manager of a big publishing house. One day a strange visitor comes uninvited to his office, carrying a big suitcase. That man is Luka, a former agent of the Serbian Security Service, now a taxi driver. Suddenly a surprising confrontation of these two men begins, which is full of incredible twists. As we get to know Luka, we find that his mission for the last ten years was to daily shadow Teja, to write reports on his behavior and acts, to watch on him even in the most intimate moments of his life. Gradually the last ten years of their lives begin to appear, the lives of these two men with quite different destinies. We see before us the chronicle of an age from the most incredible situations, often touching, sometimes irresistibly funny, to the most tragic events and the darkest war stories in the history of one ... Written by VANS

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Official submission of Serbia for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 76th Academy Awards in 2004. See more »

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Version of Profesionalac (1990) See more »

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Very good movie
21 October 2005 | by (Connecticut, USA) – See all my reviews

Interesting movie. Nice change from Emir Kusturica's movies. It covers

the life of a philosophy professor. From the mid 1980s until the year 2000

or so. From his days as an opponent of Milosevic to his post as

director of a newspaper company. All of this through his encounter with

"The Professional". This spy unravels his life. Emotional and hilarious

at times with a nice soundtrack. Before you watch the movie, try to

read about the recent history of Serbia (and Yugoslavia). From the days of

Milosevic to his downfall after the Kosovo conflict. You'll enjoy it even more!


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