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The Trap (2007)

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"THE TRAP" is a modern film noir reflecting the true face of Serbian (Eastern European) 'society in transition.' It's a story that could happen to you. It is a film about an ordinary man, ... See full summary »

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Nebojsa Glogovac ...
Mladen
Natasa Ninkovic ...
Marija
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Jelena
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Kosta Antic (as Miki Manojlovic)
Marko Djurovic ...
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Ivkovic
Bogdan Diklic ...
Doktor Lukic
Mladen Nelevic ...
Marko
Boris Isakovic ...
Moma
Vuk Kostic ...
Ivkovicev brat
Milorad Mandic ...
Stariji inspektor
Nebojsa Ilic ...
Sluzbenik u banci
Vojin Cetkovic ...
Vlada
Ana Markovic ...
Sluzbenica u posti
Marija Bergam ...
Alisa
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"THE TRAP" is a modern film noir reflecting the true face of Serbian (Eastern European) 'society in transition.' It's a story that could happen to you. It is a film about an ordinary man, who is forced to choose between life and death of his own child. THE TRAP is a film about post-Milosevic's Serbia, in which there is no more war, but there is moral and existential desert, about Serbia in transition, in which human life still doesn't worth a lot, about normal life which still seems unreachable. Written by Srdan and Srdjan

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Serbia's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008). See more »

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Remade as Fair Trade See more »

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Utterly amazing and horrifying
26 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You must see this film. Utterly and totally amazing. A perfect film, matched only by Body Heat and Fargo for its merciless exploration of the phenomena of criminality. The plot is so tight you can't put a razor blade between its uncemented blocks. The protagonist is trapped on the horns of terrible a dilemma, and does the only thing he can do in the situation. His choice is utterly believable and utterly horrifying. The consequences equally so. The ending is as inevitable as it is appropriate and yet I wish it weren't. But, like everything else in this film, it is as it must be. But the worst thing of all is that it could happen to any one of the tens of millions of equally vulnerable citizens of the great Uninsured States of America just as easily as in a Second World backwater like Serbia. Now that's really horrifying!


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