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Shadows (2007)

Senki (original title)
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The son of a reputable physician struggles to live up to other people's expectations of him.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Borce Nacev ...
Dr Lazar Perkov
Vesna Stanojevska ...
Menka
Sabina Ajrula ...
Dr. Vera Perkova (as Sabina Ajrula-Tozija)
Salaetin Bilal ...
Gerasim
Ratka Radmanovic ...
Kalina
Filareta Atanasova ...
Gordana
Dime Ilijev ...
Ignjat Perkov
Petar Mircevski ...
Blagojce
Vladimir Jacev ...
Siskin
Goce Vlahov ...
Professor Kokale
Ana Kostovska ...
Radmila
Zaklina Stefkovska ...
Paca
Izabela Novotni ...
Izabela
Ilko Stefanovski ...
Dr Karpuzovski
Vanja Radmilovic ...
Ivana
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If we were to choose one man who's got everything going for him, then Lazar Perkov would be an excellent choice. He is young, good-looking, has a beautiful wife, lovely little boy, great house and a good job as a hospital physician. In fact, everyone calls him Lucky. Nothing's missing - except maybe Lucky himself. When Lucky is involved in a disastrous car crash and mysteriously saved from a sure death, his life begins to change... (written and directed by Milcho Manchevski, with Borce Nacev, Vesna Stanojevska, Vladimir Jacev, Sabina Ajrula... Toronto International Film Festival 2007)

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Sometimes the dead speak louder than the living


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€4,000,000 (estimated)
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Right after the hospital scene ends, when the two kids bring the overdosed girl, the director Milcho Manchevski can be seen on the computer screen before it displays Lazar's wife and son. See more »

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Did I expect this?
13 January 2010 | by (Montenegro) – See all my reviews

Milcho Manchevski is one of my favorite directors. First I watched "Before the Rain" which literally blew me up. I don't know how people from the rest of the world feels like after watching the movie, but I can ensure you that my Balcan blood boiled after The rain. Remarkable story, actors, music. Then came "Dust". I don't feel like comparing those two movies, but Dust was maybe even better. The scene where Corto Maltese is among Turkish soldiers made me laugh as hell! What a crazy idea! So near the Balkan absurd.

But "Senki"? I really don't know what to think after watching it. Maybe I should've written this review sooner, its been a few days now since I saw it. I must say I was surprised seeing that Milcho had made a horror movie. OK, I thought, he sure got talent to deal with that genre... I cant say I'm disappointed, because Before the rain and Dust are just two so perfect movies I could watch them over and over and It'll always be as good as the first time, but I'm not sure thats the case with Shadows. The story indeed is good, and I just love the way Eros and Tanatos dance hand in hand through the movie, but I cant stop thinking this film could've really been good. But it isn't. Somethings missing. The main actor irritated me the most, in the role of Lazar, wasn't at times convincing enough, his expression in some scenes just fits better Spanish soap operas, also his relation to his mother. And what is that stupid scene with the bones in a box at his mothers office and her comment on it? It has some issues that are mind disturbing and food for thought, but generally it looks like a school project of some young wannabe film maker, rather than a movie from the big Manchevski we are used to. It seems kind of to amateurish. Also the choise of music was quite good but the songs were placed in the wrong time. Especially the scene where the main character is making love with a ghost, in the background you hear something like traditional Macedonian/Balcan music...what a disappointment!


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