The Serbian Lawyer

Direction
Year 
2014
Country
  • Serbia
Runtime
83min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

Ten years after fleeing the regime in Serbia, Marko finds himself defending some of the very people that he fought against while he lived there, including the notorious Radovan Karadzic. Five years ago, the whole world watched the trial of Radovan Karadžić. But what is the story of the man who defended the Serbian war criminal and who defended Slobodan Milošević? The filmmaker looks not only at the reasons that led Marko to act as defense counsel, but also explores the often negative reactions from his surroundings and the chilling impact that the study of war-related documents and the search for the truth has had on him. The result is a portrait of a Serbian lawyer who at one point had left his native country because of Milošević and whose professional as well as private life has been significantly shaped by the trials.

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Details

  • Original Title
    The Serbian Lawyer
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Aleksandar Nikolic
  • Cinematography
    Aleksandar Nikolic, Caspar Brink
  • Editing
    Aleksandar Nikolic
  • Music
    Enrica Sciandrone
  • Sound
    Nikola Medic
  • Runtime
    83 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2014
  • Country
    • Serbia
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2014
    • International Human Rights Documentary Festival One World 2015

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