The Serbian Lawyer
Directed by: Aleksandar Nikolic
"Human nature is very strange" states Marko in response to the question that has burdened him for the majority of his career. Recognising the prestige attached to the case, reinforced by his professional ethics and belief that everyone deserves a fair trial, Marko continues to act as defense counsel to "Butcher of Bosnia", Radovan Karadzic. This follows his legal defense of Slobodan Milošević, whose regime led Marko to flee Serbia to begin a new life in Holland where people would recoil when they learned of his native background. The resulting impact on Marko’s personal life is inescapable and relationships become strained, particularly with that of his Slovenian wife. Recent shots of Sarajevo's beautiful cityscape are interspersed with distressing footage of the atrocities committed in the former Republic of Yugoslavia, bringing into focus the lives that were shattered. The outcome of Karadzic's trial will do nothing to bring back the 32 members of one woman's family that were lost during the atrocities, including her husband and three sons. Marko is left to reconcile the past with the present in his exhaustive pursuit of the truth, in whatever form it may come.