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An Ordinary Man (2017)

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A war criminal in hiding forms a relationship with his only connection to the outside world, his maid.


Brad Silberling


Brad Silberling





Credited cast:
Ben Kingsley ... The General
Hera Hilmar ... Tanja
Peter Serafinowicz ... Miro
Robert Blythe Robert Blythe ... Grocer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bojan Bajcetic Bojan Bajcetic ... Street Lieutenant
Slavisa Curovic ... Police Officer 4
Vladimir Cvejic Vladimir Cvejic ... Conductor
Bojan Hlisc Bojan Hlisc ... Police Officer #1
Milorad Kapor ... Policeman
Edmund Kingsley ... ER Intern
Igor Kovacevic Igor Kovacevic ... 7 Year Old Boy
Aleksandar Lazic Aleksandar Lazic ... Salesman
Miodrag Milovanov Miodrag Milovanov ... Kiosk Owner
Mladen Nikolic Mladen Nikolic ... Passenger
Slobodan 'Boda' Ninkovic Slobodan 'Boda' Ninkovic ... Hall Manager


A war criminal in hiding forms a relationship with his only connection to the outside world, his maid.

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Drama | Thriller | War

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Rated R for language, some nudity, and brief violence. | See all certifications »

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The actor who plays the Emergency Room Intern, Edmund Kingsley, is the son of Ben Kingsley. See more »


[first lines]
The General: [narrating] I was always inclined to be an ordinary man.
The General: [standing in the market berating the produce] You're drowning them. You know that? By tomorrow, beauty will become shite. Aaah! You should give these away. Where is your shame? Eh? Veggie-killer.
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Faltering chamber drama with assured performances
21 July 2018 | by shakercoolaSee all my reviews

An infamous war criminal living in one of the states of the former Yugoslavia spends his life on the run from international authorities. Moved suddenly to a new hideout, he encounters a young woman whom he makes his new maid. An artistic choice was made, or perhaps one suggested by Ben Kingsley, to have the characters speak in their native accent, and in particular for Kingsley to produce a North Lancashire/West Yorkshire English accent. This seems odd but it works well and allows expression to come freely such is the effect. Despite a rivering performanc from Kingsley the story just doesn't ring true. As a piece of drama it struggles to find a groove and a plausability and no number of surprises in the plot changes that. Motivating an audience to understand a genocidal person is troublesome. The portrayal of a person bound by circumstance remained ambivalent for the viewer with no real insight into his feeling.

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Serbia | USA



Release Date:

13 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Belgrade, Serbia


Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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