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The Enemy (1965)

Neprijatelj (original title)
An ex-soldier named Slobodan Antic, referred to by a friend as one of the last idealists, finds himself losing control over his own life when a man identical to him starts following him ... See full summary »

Director:

Zivojin Pavlovic

Writers:

Bora Cosic (adaptation), Fyodor Dostoevsky (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic ... Slobodan Antic
Snezana Lukic Snezana Lukic ... Marina
Maks Furijan Maks Furijan
Milivoje 'Mica' Tomic Milivoje 'Mica' Tomic ... Drug Zec (as Milivoje Tomic)
Dusan Janicijevic Dusan Janicijevic
Dusan Djuric Dusan Djuric
Bekim Fehmiu
Teofik Selimovic Teofik Selimovic
Pavle Vuisic Pavle Vuisic
Gizela Vukovic Gizela Vukovic
Stojan 'Stole' Arandjelovic Stojan 'Stole' Arandjelovic ... (as Stojan Arandjelovic)
Petar Lupa Petar Lupa
Milan Lugomirski Milan Lugomirski
Velimir Popovic Velimir Popovic
Dusan Tadic Dusan Tadic ... Radnik
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An ex-soldier named Slobodan Antic, referred to by a friend as one of the last idealists, finds himself losing control over his own life when a man identical to him starts following him around, claiming to be a friend but behaving suspiciously. Before long his dealings with this doppelganger begin to cost him and his professional and romantic life grow more and more confused. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

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Yugoslav DOPPELGANGER
16 April 2005 | by dima-12See all my reviews

Zivojin Pavlovic's NEPRIJATELJ is a halfhearted attempt at Yugoslav recreation of Dostoyevsky's novel THE DOUBLE. Shot by Slovenian funds, where Pavlovic found federal refuge when prosecuted by Serbian authorities, NEPRIJATELJ tells a story of a Serbian print worker whose personality splits in half as he is tormented by tough social and romantic struggles.

In terms of storytelling, Pavlovic's film tends to get muddled and simply sloppy but his gritty realism keeps the proceedings involving. Grit is accomplished by pretty brave depiction of outcasts and underdogs in the underbelly of Socialist Belgrade.

In terms of style, Pavlovic often uses his typical single shot sequences, even though there are scenes where he frames and cuts conventionally, pretty much because of the storyline, it was tough to make many special effects shots where the leading man faces his doppelganger.

In terms of subject matter and details, NEPRIJATELJ definitely is vintage Pavlovic.

Thus, NEPRIJATELJ stands as a typical and yet unique Pavlovic film that represents him both in terms of landmark style and at his pretty experimental flirtations with conventional cinema.


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Country:

Yugoslavia

Language:

Serbo-Croatian

Release Date:

11 June 1965 (Yugoslavia) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Feind See more »

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Viba Film See more »
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Mono
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