Fabijan Sovagovic

  • Fadil Hadzic – Ambasador (1984)

    Director Fadil Hadzic convincingly presented the life of an official, his rise and fall and the inability to establish normal relations with his own children.

    One day in the life of former ambassador, Vlado Milkovic, and his family.
    Ambassador’s younger son (Zeljko Königsknecht) is a car thief, and older son is a doctor (Vojislav Brajovic) whose salary mostly goes to support his wife (Nina Erak-Svrtan). And there is a daughter who thinks about her deceased mother, and her suicide…Read More »

  • Bogdan Zizic – Ne naginji se van aka Don’t Lean Out the Window (1977)

    Ne naginji se van (1977)

    Encouraged by the stories of guest workers who pay visit to their homeland, a young man Filip finds himself on a central station in Frankfurt on the Main, Germany. While looking for his old friend Mate who would help him to get around in new environment, Filip experiences one trouble after another until he finally finds Mate lethally wounded.Read More »

  • Branko Schmidt – Sokol ga nije volio AKA Sokol Did Not Love Him (1988)

    Sokol ga nije volio (1988)

    The story begins in a small rural village in Slavonia, Ladimirevci in 1943, where a land owner Shima is helping the Partisan Movement and the official Ustasha regime in order to save the life of his son Benosh, who is enlisted in the German army. Shima doesn’t want to let his son fight for the wrong side any more, and doesn’t want to give him to the Partisans either, so he hides him in his attic for the time being. The story is interwoven with episodes of Shima trying to muster a beautiful stallion – Sokol – who only answers to his son Benosh and clearly doesn’t like his old man… Written by Kristijan StakorRead More »

  • Zoran Tadic – Ritam Zlocina AKA Rhythm Of Crime (1981)

    A single teacher allows a stranger to share his home with him before it is to be torn down by developers. The stranger has a fascination with statistics and claims he can predict crimes based on statistical analyses. Intrigued by this talent, the teacher tells a married, female friend that the man seems to have done what he claims. Then the numbers show that there is a slip-up and a murder that was supposed to have occurred, did not. The stranger is adamant that a balance has to be achieved or the whole town will suffer – and he leaves.Read More »

  • Bahrudin ‘Bato’ Cengic – Gluvi barut AKA Silent Gunpowder (1990)

    Based on a novel by Branko Copic and set during World War II, the film tells the story of a Serbian village in the mountains of Bosnia and its villagers who found themselves divided along two opposing ideological lines, represented by the Chetniks and the Partisans. These two opposing sides are personified in the Partisan commander Španac (Mustafa Nadarevic) and a former royal army officer Radekic (Branislav Lecic. Španac comes off as a brainwashed fanatic, obsessed with his political agenda and willing to put them to practice at all cost, while the other is a practical realist, a local man whose priority is saving the local people from the turmoils of war, even if this means forsaking his own ideals. Španac sees him as the cause of villagers’ resistance to the new, communist, ideology and so the main plot axis is the conflict between them.Read More »

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