Till recently an University professor, a bohemian writer, a member of Belgrade’s intellectual circles and a passionate opponent of the Milosevic’s regime, TEJA is today a manager of a big publishing house. One day a strange visitor comes uninvited to his office, carrying a big suitcase.
That man is LUKA, a former agent of the Serbian Security Service, now a taxi driver. Suddenly a surprising confrontation of these two men begins, which is full of incredible twists. As we get to know LUKA, we find that his mission for the last ten years was to daily shadow TEJA, to write reports on his behavior and acts, to watch on him even in the most intimate moments of his life.
Gradually the last ten years of their lives begin to appear, the lives of these two men with quite different destinies. We see before us the chronicle of an age from the most incredible situations, often touching, sometimes irresistibly funny, to the most tragic events and the darkest war stories in the history of one nation’s struggle in the end of the 20th century. —vans.rs
Dušan Kovačević (Serbian Cyrillic: Душан Ковачевић, pronounced [dǔʃan kɔv̞ǎːtʃɛv̞itɕ]; born July 12, 1948) is a Serbian playwright and director best known for his theater plays and movie scripts. He also served as the ambassador of Serbia in Lisbon, Portugal.
Kovačević was born in Mrđenovac near Šabac, PR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia, graduated from a grammar school in Novi Sad, and received a Bachelor’s degree in dramaturgy from the University of Belgrade in 1973. From 1973, he worked as a dramaturge at TV Beograd for five years. Since 1998, he has been the Artistic Director of Zvezdara teatar. In 2003 he directed his first movie, Profesionalac (The Professional).
His daughter Lena Kovačević is a famous jazz singer.
Kovačević’s prolific work is well known and popular in Serbia. His comedies have been translated into 17 languages, but his work didn’t become available in English until the mid-1990s. One of his plays, Balkan Spy was being rehearsed in Beijing at the time… read more