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Balkan Spy (1984)

Balkanski spijun (original title)
Convinced that his subtenant is a spy and an enemy of the state, a man falls into deep paranoia which leads to absurd and destructive chain of events.

Writers:

Dusan Kovacevic (play), Dusan Kovacevic (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic ... Ilija Cvorovic
Bora Todorovic Bora Todorovic ... Petar Markov Jakovljevic
Mira Banjac ... Danica Cvorovic
Sonja Savic Sonja Savic ... Sonja Cvorovic
Zvonko Lepetic Zvonko Lepetic ... Djura Cvorovic
Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic ... Palacinkar (as Bata Zivojinovic)
Predrag Lakovic ... Profesor
Branka Petric Branka Petric ... Novinarka
Milivoje 'Mica' Tomic Milivoje 'Mica' Tomic ... Doktor (as Mica Tomic)
Milan Strljic Milan Strljic ... Inspektor Drazic
Milan 'Caci' Mihailovic Milan 'Caci' Mihailovic ... Moler (as Milan Mihailovic)
Vladan Zivkovic Vladan Zivkovic ... Radnik sa resetkama
Ljiljana Jovanovic Ljiljana Jovanovic ... Sekretarica inspektora
Zoran Ratkovic Zoran Ratkovic ... Razroki mladic
Dragoljub Petrovic Dragoljub Petrovic ... Fotograf (as Dragan Petrovic)
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Storyline

Ilija Cvorovic, a reformed former Stalinist who spent several years in a prison as a political prisoner, is called in for a routine conversation. He returns home convinced that the police is interested in his subtenant, a businessman returning from Paris to open a tailor shop. Convinced that his subtenant represents the greatest threat to national security Ilija begins his own surveillance operation against him. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

As of 2016 it was included in the #100 Serbian movies list (1911-1999) and protected as cultural heritage of great importance. See more »

Quotes

Ilija Cvorovic: Fuck the sun that shines on you!
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Connections

References Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) See more »

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Political paranoia of Ilija Cvorovic
19 September 1998 | by mericSee all my reviews

This Dusan Kovacevic' drama talks about political paranoia of Ilija Cvorovic, ex-Stallinist, the man who spent two years in prison because of his activity. He follows and haunts a tenant in his house - who returned from France. Ilija sees in him agent of imperialist powers, enemy of the state and a foreign spy. The movie is true piece-of-art of Yugoslav cinematography of the 80's. Also talks about relations of hard-line communists and capitalists in liberal-socialist Yugoslavia.


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Country:

Yugoslavia

Language:

Serbo-Croatian

Release Date:

8 October 1987 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Balkanski špijun See more »

Filming Locations:

Serbia See more »

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Production Co:

Union Film See more »
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Mono

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Color
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