Balkan Spy


Balkan Spy

Infobox Film
name = Balkanski špijun


caption =
director = Dušan Kovačević
Bozidar Nikolić
producer = Milan Bozić
writer = Dušan Kovačević
narrator =
starring = Bata Stojković
Bora Todorović
Mira Banjac
Zvonko Lepetić
music = Vojislav Kostić
cinematography = Bozidar Nikolić
Petar Bata Masić
editing = Andrija Zafranović
distributor =
released = February 23, 1984
runtime = 95 min
country = flagicon|Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
language = Serbo-Croatian
budget =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
website =
amg_id = 1:152925
imdb_id = 0086935

"Balkan Spy" (Balkanski špijun) is a 1984 Yugoslav comedy film directed by Serbian directors Dušan Kovačević and Božidar Nikolić.

Plot summary

Ilija Čvorović (Bata Stojković), a former Stalinist, is contacted by the police to routinely answer questions about his sub-tenant, a businessman, who spent twenty years living in Paris, and now has returned to Belgrade to open a tailor shop. Following the interview, Čvorović is convinced that his sub-tenant represents a great threat to national security and decides to take matters into his own hands, thus beginning his own surveillance operation against the innocent man. The arrival of a modern man from a capitalist country has clearly provoked Čvorović, who perceives his sub-tenant as a threat to the socialist system. He convinces his wife that their sub-tenant is a spy and begins stalking him, his paranoia growing with each passing day. Eventually, he bars his house, buys a guard dog, arms himself with munition, and even gets help from his brother, both of them becoming convinced that capitalist assassins are after them.

Awards

"Balkanski špijun" took home two awards in 1984 at the Pula Film Festival including the Golden Arena award and the "Best Actor" award, which went to Danilo Stojković for his portrayal of Ilija Čvorović.

Cast

*Bata Stojković Ilija Čvorović
*Bora Todorović Petar Markov Jakovljević
*Mira Banjac Danica Cvorović
*Zvonko Lepetić Đura Čvorović
*Branka Petrić Novinarka
*Sonja Savić Sonja Čvorović
*Milivoje Tomić Doctor
*Predrag Laković Profesor
*Bata Živojinović Palacinkar
*Milan Štrljić Inspektor Dražić
*Milan Mihailović Moler Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
*Mihajlo Cirin Prolaznik
*Bora Dujić Relative 4
*Slobodan Ivetić Salesman
*Ljiljana Jovanović Sekretarica inspektora
*Djordje Kovacević Covek kod inspektora
*Milorad Novaković Relative 2
*Ratko Novaković Relative 3
*Tomislav Pejcić Relative 1
*Danica Petković Saleswoman
*Dragan Petrović Photographer
*Dragoljub Petrović Photographer(as Dragan Petrovic)
*Ras Rastoder Portir I
*Zoran Ratković Razroki youth
*Ljubo Skiljević Portir II
*Vladan Zivković Worker with bars
*Bogdan Diklić Man at the opera (uncredited)

ee also

*List of Yugoslavian films

External links

*imdb title|0086935


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