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106 Ratings

Balkan Spy

Balkanski špijun

Yugoslavia, 1984


Ilija Cvorovic, who is convinced that his neighbour represents the greatest threat to national security, begins his own surveillance operation against the innocent man.

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Balkan Spy Directed by Dušan Kovačević, Bozidar 'Bota' Nikolic

Critics reviews

It has the elaborate, stone-faced humor of Corneliu Porumboiu. The laughs come from two sources. They come from Stojković’s effusive performance. He’s ready to burst at any minute. And they come from Kovačević. Unknown in the United States, the playwright, screenwriter, and director is a treasure in SFR Yugoslavia (now Serbia). With Balkan Spy, he makes a film-length joke that mocks nationalism, militarism, and nostalgia.
August 17, 2016
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