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The Professional (2003)

Profesionalac (original title)
After the collapse of the Yugoslavian government, a former secret agent, now a taxi driver, enters the office of a former university professor, now a firm director.

Director:

Dusan Kovacevic

Writers:

Dusan Kovacevic (play), Dusan Kovacevic (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bora Todorovic Bora Todorovic ... Luka Laban
Branislav Lecic Branislav Lecic ... Teodor Teja Kraj
Natasa Ninkovic Natasa Ninkovic ... Marta
Dragan Jovanovic ... Gipsani
Josif Tatic Josif Tatic ... Maki
Miodrag 'Miki' Krstovic Miodrag 'Miki' Krstovic ... Jovan Petrovic (as Miodrag-Miki Krstovic)
Renata Ulmanski Renata Ulmanski ... Tejina majka
Milos Stojanovic Milos Stojanovic ... Marko
Gorica Popovic Gorica Popovic ... Novinarka
Ljiljana Dragutinovic Ljiljana Dragutinovic ... Radnica I
Dana Todorovic Dana Todorovic ... Ana
Sergej Trifunovic ... Tihi ludak
Aljosa Vuckovic Aljosa Vuckovic ... Kelner
Stole Novakovic Stole Novakovic ... Tejin otac
Nenad Nenadovic Nenad Nenadovic ... Zbunjeni vuk
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Storyline

Till recently an University professor, a bohemian writer, a member of Belgrade's intellectual circles and a passionate opponent of the Milosevic's regime, Teja is today a manager of a big publishing house. One day a strange visitor comes uninvited to his office, carrying a big suitcase. That man is Luka, a former agent of the Serbian Security Service, now a taxi driver. Suddenly a surprising confrontation of these two men begins, which is full of incredible twists. As we get to know Luka, we find that his mission for the last ten years was to daily shadow Teja, to write reports on his behavior and acts, to watch on him even in the most intimate moments of his life. Gradually the last ten years of their lives begin to appear, the lives of these two men with quite different destinies. We see before us the chronicle of an age from the most incredible situations, often touching, sometimes irresistibly funny, to the most tragic events and the darkest war stories in the history of one ... Written by VANS

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site | official site

Country:

Serbia

Language:

Serbian

Release Date:

21 May 2003 (Serbia and Montenegro) See more »

Also Known As:

The Professional See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgrade, Serbia

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Production Co:

Vans See more »
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Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Serbia for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 76th Academy Awards in 2004. See more »

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Version of Profesionalac (1990) See more »

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Emotional for all of those who have lived in Serbia in the 90's
17 June 2015 | by novoselacSee all my reviews

He who didn't cry sever times during the movie and after it, was not in Serbia in the 90's. Wonderful movie, it brings back the memories, all those futile battles that were suppose to mean something for a better future but didn't. Wonderful performances by both Todorovic and Lecic. If Lecic was an USA actor I am sure he would be world wide famous. One his other masterpiece I remember is "Three Tickets to Hollywood", but in my opinion he didn't shoot enough of the good movies. Serbian cinematography is too small for such great actors. But even if you are a foreigner, you will like the movie. Plot and events that where happening in the Serbia during the movie are well explained so you will be able to figure everything out. I recommend it to anyone. If I have to put a genre on it, I would say that this is a brilliant dark historical drama with a few hilarious jokes that make the movie easier to watch.


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