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Death of a Man in the Balkans (2012)

Smrt coveka na Balkanu (original title)
After a musician commits suicide, the discovery of his dead body by his eccentric neighbors is recorded by the dead man's web cam.
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Credited cast:
Emir Hadzihafizbegovic ... Aca
Radoslav 'Rale' Milenkovic Radoslav 'Rale' Milenkovic ... Vesko (as Radoslav Milenkovic)
Natasa Ninkovic Natasa Ninkovic ... Nada
Ljubomir Bandovic Ljubomir Bandovic ... Policajac 1
Bojan Zirovic Bojan Zirovic ... Grobar
Anita Mancic Anita Mancic ... Vera
Milica Mihajlovic Milica Mihajlovic ... Doktorka
Branislav Trifunovic ... Policajac 2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aleksandar Djurica Aleksandar Djurica ... Forenzicar
Nikola Djuricko ... Agent za nekretnine
Mirjana Karanovic ... Kupac
Nikola Kojo ... Kompozitor
Bojan Lazarov Bojan Lazarov ... Bolnicar
Milos Samolov Milos Samolov ... Raznosac pica
Zelda Tinska ... Marina
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After a musician commits suicide, the discovery of his dead body by his eccentric neighbors is recorded by the dead man's web cam.

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A Serbian Farce
16 October 2012 | by JuggertroutSee all my reviews

Death of a Man in the Balkans begins with a clearly distraught man turning on a web camera in his apartment. The screen goes black, we hear a gunshot, and we are returned to the point of view of the web camera where the man's body has fallen tantalizingly just out of view. There's a knock on the door, an ordinary looking man - his neighbour - walks in and sees the man's dead body.

So begins a series of farcical exits and entrances, including, but not limited to, neighbours, real estate agents, opportunistic funeral directors, paramedics, police, and amusingly, a pizza delivery man. Each offers their own, unguarded take on the suicide. His neighbours struggle to remember his name, but recall that he was a somewhat well-known composer, the paramedics and police are unenthusiastic and more concerned with their mobile phones than with the dead body. A real estate agent stoically tries to give a lady a tour of this apartment, despite the man's body gracing the living room floor. A pizza delivery man shows up. The composer had ordered it in advance for the assembled crowd.

All this is captured by a switched on web camera, which records unnoticed until the film's last few minutes. Thus the film is presented, convincingly, as one long unbroken shot unfolding in real time. Death of a Man in the Balkans is a funny, entertaining and original look at a man's death and various people's reactions to it. It may not be the best farce out there, but I left feeling satisfied by a film with a great premise, spot-on performances and some very funny dialogue.


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16 November 2012 (Serbia) See more »

Also Known As:

Balkanlarda Herhangi Bir Adamın Ölümü See more »

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