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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
Of course, my idea for the title of this short comment has nothing to do with the Matrix Reloaded :) For our readers and viewers outside Serbia, there is a pre-history of this movie: it is being based on the theater play "The Professional" by the same author, Mr. Kovacevic. The main role of Luka Laban has been incredulously played by the famous Serbian actor Danilo Bata Stojkovic (now deceased) and it was mostly known for his wonderful performance. But Mr. Kovacevic went a step further when doing this movie: he decided to place it in the early 2000s, after the Serbian October Revolution, what gave him an excellent opportunity to FINISH the story and make it universal - even very much actual and authentic about the present Serbia. The saying of the story is that regimes may change, but the Secret Service ("Sluzba") remains the same. Once "Sluzba" - always "Sluzba". And it perfectly fits to the post-October Serbia. The movie is highly political, even if not intended to be - it's production coincides with the assassination of the Serbian Prime Minister, the assassination organized by "Sluzba". And just a sentence about the title role: I'm much in favor of Bora Todorovic's version of The Professional!
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