The Serbian Lawyer

Directed by: Aleksandar Nikolic
86 minutes
uk-premiere
Screenings
VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 1
Fri 2nd Oct 21:40
Premiere Screening

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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 2
Sat 3rd Oct 11:00
2nd Screening

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"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.
Runtime
86 min
Director(s)
Aleksandar Nikolic
Writer(s)
Aleksandar Nikolic
Producer(s)
Gregor Streiber
DoP(s)
Aleksandar Nikolic
Aleksandar Nikolic
Casper Brink
Cast
Marko Sladojevic
Tina Drolec
Nikola Knezevic
Screening Status
UK Premiere
Strands: Features Balkans