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Shadows (2007)

Senki (original title)
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The son of a reputable physician struggles to live up to other people's expectations of him.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Borce Nacev ... Dr Lazar Perkov
Vesna Stanojevska ... Menka
Sabina Ajrula ... Dr. Vera Perkova (as Sabina Ajrula-Tozija)
Salaetin Bilal ... Gerasim
Ratka Radmanovic ... Kalina
Filareta Atanasova ... Gordana
Dime Ilijev ... Ignjat Perkov
Petar Mircevski ... Blagojce
Vladimir Jacev ... Siskin
Goce Vlahov ... Professor Kokale
Ana Kostovska ... Radmila
Zaklina Stefkovska ... Paca
Izabela Novotni ... Izabela
Ilko Stefanovski ... Dr Karpuzovski
Vanja Radmilovic ... Ivana
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If we were to choose one man who's got everything going for him, then Lazar Perkov would be an excellent choice. He is young, good-looking, has a beautiful wife, lovely little boy, great house and a good job as a hospital physician. In fact, everyone calls him Lucky. Nothing's missing - except maybe Lucky himself. When Lucky is involved in a disastrous car crash and mysteriously saved from a sure death, his life begins to change... (written and directed by Milcho Manchevski, with Borce Nacev, Vesna Stanojevska, Vladimir Jacev, Sabina Ajrula... Toronto International Film Festival 2007)

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Sometimes the dead speak louder than the living


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€4,000,000 (estimated)
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Macedonia's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008). See more »

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Rich, rich, rich!
16 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

'Shadows' is a confection of images, evoked smells, fascinating faces, pitch-perfect acting, and unnerving events--with perhaps the best crash scene I have ever seen in film. My observation re: the accident might sound like hyperbole, but the psychology of the scene is sheer perfection. Its details are choice. I felt horrified, too, empathizing with all the people in the reaction shots, but at the same time exhilarated because it all looked so damn interesting! (The film has great cutaways!) I love it when a movie takes control of my moods and this has a driver's opening. There is also some great counterpoint with scenes and music. Really, very masterful. This film is better with a second viewing--like watching The Conformist--one always notices new and fascinating details in the frame, in the psyches of its characters.


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