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Balkanski spijun (1984)

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 ... See full summary »

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Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic ... Ilija Cvorovic
Bora Todorovic ... Petar Markov Jakovljevic
... Danica Cvorovic
Sonja Savic ... Sonja Cvorovic
Zvonko Lepetic ... Djura Cvorovic
... Palacinkar (as Bata Zivojinovic)
... Profesor
Branka Petric ... Novinarka
Milivoje 'Mica' Tomic ... Doktor (as Mica Tomic)
Milan Strljic ... Inspektor Drazic
Milan 'Caci' Mihailovic ... Moler (as Milan Mihailovic)
Vladan Zivkovic ... Radnik sa resetkama
Ljiljana Jovanovic ... Sekretarica inspektora
Zoran Ratkovic ... Razroki mladic
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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Ilija Cvorovic: Fuck the sun that shines on you!
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Paranoid personality disorder depiction
9 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

This movie depicts the actions of a man affected by paranoid personality disorder. From the "psychological" point, the movie is excellent! I wouldn't be surprised if Dusan Kovacevic consulted some psychiatrist while writing the screenplay for this movie. However, I must point out one thing - do not fall in to the "ideological" trap of this movie! This particular disorder has nothing to do with the ideology! I can give you an example - My father suffers from the same personality disorder - his actions are quite the same as Ilija Cvorovic's - and he's not a communist at all! The only difference is, he's not after "subtenant - imperialist spy" - he's after his "wife's lover"! But his behavior is quite the same as Cvorovic's! To conclude, this movie is excellent, be sure to watch it - but be aware that disorder depicted has nothing to do with the ideology! It affects all people equally, where ever they live, and whoever they might be!


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