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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.

Director:

Brad Silberling

Writer:

Brad Silberling

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Cast

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 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
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some nudity, and brief violence.
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Country:

Serbia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Обычный человек See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgrade, Serbia

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Ben Kingsley starred in a similarly-titled 2013 movie 'A Common Man.' See more »

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wrong protagonist
18 July 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

A former general (Ben Kingsley) is wanted by the international community for war crimes. He is being protected by his supporters. He gets moved again and gets new maid Tanja (Hera Hilmar). He is suspicious of the young maid who isn't good at cleaning or cooking.

This is following the wrong protagonist. Sure, Kingsley is the biggest actor here or most anywhere. That instinct only goes so far. He should not be the subject of the movie. Nobody cares if he lives or dies or captured. There is no tension without the rooting interest. Any possible rooting interest resides with Tanja. She should be the protagonist. The mystery of her intentions can be maintain and the reveal would actually mean something. The audience should be invested with her instead of him. The ending should have been shocking but it's met with a shrug and a meh. The idea of making this monster human could be compelling but it needs the context of the war. Without it, nobody can truly get a feel for him.


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