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Balkan Spy (1984)

Balkanski spijun (original title)
Convinced that his subtenant is a spy and an enemy of the state, a man falls into deep paranoia which leads to absurd and destructive chain of events.

Writers:

Dusan Kovacevic (play), Dusan Kovacevic (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic ... Ilija Cvorovic
Bora Todorovic Bora Todorovic ... Petar Markov Jakovljevic
Mira Banjac ... Danica Cvorovic
Sonja Savic Sonja Savic ... Sonja Cvorovic
Zvonko Lepetic Zvonko Lepetic ... Djura Cvorovic
Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic ... Palacinkar (as Bata Zivojinovic)
Predrag Lakovic ... Profesor
Branka Petric Branka Petric ... Novinarka
Milivoje 'Mica' Tomic Milivoje 'Mica' Tomic ... Doktor (as Mica Tomic)
Milan Strljic Milan Strljic ... Inspektor Drazic
Milan 'Caci' Mihailovic Milan 'Caci' Mihailovic ... Moler (as Milan Mihailovic)
Vladan Zivkovic Vladan Zivkovic ... Radnik sa resetkama
Ljiljana Jovanovic Ljiljana Jovanovic ... Sekretarica inspektora
Zoran Ratkovic Zoran Ratkovic ... Razroki mladic
Dragoljub Petrovic Dragoljub Petrovic ... Fotograf (as Dragan Petrovic)
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Ilija Cvorovic, a reformed former Stalinist who spent several years in a prison as a political prisoner, is called in for a routine conversation. He returns home convinced that the police is interested in his subtenant, a businessman returning from Paris to open a tailor shop. Convinced that his subtenant represents the greatest threat to national security Ilija begins his own surveillance operation against him. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Quotes

Ilija Cvorovic: [shouting into phone] The phone central does make a mistake once, but not a hundred times! Listen, mate, you may have gotten the wrong number, but you got who you were looking for!"
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Materpiece
3 July 2009 | by dusan-22See all my reviews

This is in deed not only one of Dusan's masterpieces, but one of the greatest actings I have ever seen. It is based on a play of the same director. As slightly involved in the movie world, I can hardly remember any actor that could perform what Bata Stojkovic did in this film. Perfect drama composition, casting and acting. However, you gotta possess more than narrowed global news awareness film attitude to enjoy humor of a director who is laughing at himself in the movie that depicts self-criticizing of whole nation through the ideologically fallen character of an actor that no Hollywood performer can follow in even much shorter monologue


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Country:

Yugoslavia

Language:

Serbo-Croatian

Release Date:

8 October 1987 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Balkanski špijun See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgrade, Serbia

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Union Film See more »
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Mono

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Color
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