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Told through a looping, non-linear narrative from each of the characters' points of view, the film reconstructs the stories of a Yugoslav hit man, his former lover and her police officer boyfriend, as their paths cross in New York.

Director:

Vladan Nikolic

Writer:

Vladan Nikolic
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergej Trifunovic ... Vanya
Geno Lechner ... Anna
Peter Gevisser ... Dirk
Didier Flamand Didier Flamand ... Jean
Mario Padula Mario Padula ... Manny
Al Nazemian ... Ali (as Al Naz)
Liat Glick ... Faye
Eric Frandsen Eric Frandsen ... Hayes
Kerry Johnston Kerry Johnston ... Mina (as Kerry Rossi)
Mariano Mederos Mariano Mederos ... Rivera
Mark Perez Mark Perez ... Rivera's Bodyguard
Vija Vetra Vija Vetra ... Helen
Howell Seth Mayer Howell Seth Mayer ... Middle Aged Man
Renata Darlen Renata Darlen ... Young Woman
Eugenio Arias Eugenio Arias ... Receptionist
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Storyline

A narrator introduces several characters as we watch events unfold from various vantages: Vanya is a Yugoslavian, adrift after his country's breakup. He's a hitman, now in New York. Anna is a physician, European, in New York after volunteer work in Bosnia. Dirk is a policeman, Anna's boyfriend, seemingly on temporary leave. Vanya's on what's to be a simple job, no violence, an exchange in a hotel. He arrives to find a dead body. He takes the case he's to pick up. Has he been set up? A murderer seems to be right behind him. Anna, in the hotel to see a patient, becomes his hostage while Dirk waits for her outside, ignorant of the deaths nearby. Can Dirk find Anna? What else is going on? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Dirk Malloy: As his country disappeared, so did he - Vanya became an invisible man.
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A truly engaging story
25 November 2008 | by lawrencem99See all my reviews

One of the best films I have seen. I hope more people find it. So much better than another Hollywood movie. This is so real.

The acting is fantastic, performances have real passion and one cannot but feel related to one or another character. You really do care about the characters in this film.

The camera-work is also very engaging and while not ground-breaking it does not become repetitive and boring. The plot unwinds in a very satisfying manner; this film just feels right. The mood reminds me a little of films like crash. I'm surprised I had not heard of it before I stumbled upon it, but then again, this is just the way things go I suppose. Lots of great movies go unnoticed.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ljubav See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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