Profesionalac (2003)

Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - Serbia and Montenegro  |  
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Directed and written by Dusan Kovacevic, Profesionalac (The Professional) is set against the backdrop of what made up the former Yugoslavian territories circa the mid-'90s. The story centers around gruff Luka (Bora Todorovic), who claims to have been a State Security Police shadow during the fall of the Milosevic regime. His host, Teja (Branislav Lecic), has come to represent everything Luka despises, not just concerning Yugoslavia, but within his own individual existence. The two confront one another in a surreal montage of archival news footage and personal flashbacks. Profesionalac marks the directorial debut for Kovacevic, and received a positive reception at the Montreal World Film Festival. The film also features Natasa Ninkovic, Dragan Jovanovic, Josif Tatic, Miodrag-Miki Krstovic, Renata Ulmanski, Milos Stojanovic, Gorica Popovic, Ljiljana Dragutinovic, Dana Todorovic, and Sergej Trifunovic.