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Juzni vetar (2018)

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A young member of an underground gang in Belgrade puts himself and his family in danger when he crosses a mafia leader who works for the chief of police.

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Milos Avramovic
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Credited cast:
Milos Bikovic ... Petar Maras
Miodrag Radonjic ... Baca
Dragan Bjelogrlic ... Car
Nebojsa Glogovac ... Golub
Milos Timotijevic ... Stupar
Jovana Stojiljkovic ... Sofija
Srdjan 'Zika' Todorovic ... Jani
Bogdan Diklic ... Petrov otac
Hristo Shopov Hristo Shopov ... Hristov otac
Ivaylo Zahariev Ivaylo Zahariev ... Hristo
Luka Grbic Luka Grbic ... Nenad Maras
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Deniz Abdula Deniz Abdula ... Bugarski kradljivac kola
Aleksandar Bercek ... Crveni
Novak Bilbija Novak Bilbija ... Paja
Goran Bjelogrlic Goran Bjelogrlic
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A young member of an underground gang in Belgrade puts himself and his family in danger when he crosses a mafia leader who works for the chief of police.

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Crime

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Country:

Serbia

Language:

Serbian

Release Date:

15 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Južni vetar See more »

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Opening Weekend:

€100,000 (Serbia), 26 August 2018
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Trivia

First draft of initial screenplay named Metar asfalta (Meter of asphalt) was written by Petar Mihajlovic and Milos Avramovic back in 2006 and it included all the characters, their biographies and the story elements that found their way into movie Juzni Vetar. Later, 2010/2011, initial script was further developed into TV series script with prequel episode finally becoming Juzni Vetar. See more »

Quotes

Petar Maras: Hey, Paja?
Paja: Run away.
Petar Maras: Paja, what happened?
Paja: You... fuck your mother... Run away before I kill you.
Petar Maras: Paja, you alright?
Paja: [stands up furiously and throws a pipe] JUST RUN AWAY BEFORE I KILL YOU!
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Alternate Versions

The UK release was edited (in order to downgrade the film from 18 to 15); the distributor chose to reduce a scene of sadistic, bloody violence featuring aggressive uses of very strong language. See more »

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Grmi
Performed by Mili
Produced by Coby
Written by Mili
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Really great movie for Serbian standards, good movie for American standards
5 November 2018 | by jaksamilosevicSee all my reviews

Let me start with this - If this movie was American, i would give it 7/10. But since it's Serbian, i can proudly proclaim that this is a first real action movie we ever made that looks good. So, using our standards, i give it 9/10.

  • Production, music, sound effects, action scenes, picture, settings...it's all top notch and surprisingly good for our standards. Not really there with Hollywood, but near it.
  • Casting was great in most of the cases - Though i think the main role should have gone to a more ''dangerous looking'' actor like Viktor Savic, instead it went to Milos Bikovic - he acted very well but i feel that his portrayal of a criminal is a bit too much romanticized.
  • Acting is pretty good, which is expected of a huge number of legends of Serbian cinematography that star in this movie (Especially Srdjan Todorovic and late Nebojsa Glogovac). Acting was always the strongest element of Serbian movies. Younger actors did their job well, though it wasn't anything spectacular. There was a lot of comic lines and moments, in an otherwise serious movie.
  • Story is somewhat simple and really isn't the strongest point of the movie. But it's a nice change for us in Serbia to have a movie with a plot that isn't either 1) historical 2)surreal 3)overly pretentious and thus complicated. It's a nice, regular, crime story with some cliche's sprinkled over it and few very open allusions towards inefficiency and corruption of Serbian police and state.


All in all it was a thrilling movie and i enjoyed it a lot. I hope that Juzni Vetar is a taste of things to come in Serbian cinematography. We've milked comedy, tragedy, tragicomedy (especially that), surreality, period dramas and similar genres way too much (i liked them all though). Maybe it's finally time for an age of Serbian crime/action movies that are actually good.


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