Coming in December 2020

At the 19th Beverly Hills Film Festival, film won the Best New Film award. In addition, at the 52nd Worldfest International Film Festival – Houston also won the Gold and the Platinum Remi Award.

DIRECTED BY DRAGAN MARINKOVIĆ

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FEATURE FILM

Writer Petar Mirić, at the time of the great social and political crisis in Serbia represents attitudes that conflict with the principles of the political regime. A close encounter with the State Security Authority leads him to life in paranoia and searching for the truth.

2019 // 1h 30 min

Synopsis

It was a time of great social and political crisis in Serbia. Petar Mirić, the writer, used a local tv station to represent his personal attitudes that contradict the principles of President Milošević and his political regime. Petar’s close encounter with the organ of State Security- Stjepan Štroha raised suspicion in the honesty of his closest friends. Life in paranoia compelled him to seek for the truth. Set of mysterious circumstances introduced him with the symbol of circular lines inscribed in triangles. With his limited knowledge of semiotics, Petar followed the lead left by an unknown girl and searched for an answer in mathematical formulas and theories. He secretly fell in love with the daughter of his new acquaintance, unknown girl from before- Margareta. That chain of events opened a love triangle, in which Petar’s longtime lover- a clever woman, called Svetlana, also took place. The triangle of love, passion and mystery dragged him into the world of closely guarded Jewish secrets. Using manipulative methods, Margareta forced him to make more strongly pressure in the media, which resulted in a physical attack on him, demolition of tv studio and, eventually, murder of his acquaintance, the painter- Jaša the Jew. Having found out that Stjepan Štroh and Svetlana killed Jaša, he hid himself at Margareta’s place and she revealed him the truth about the ”opening triangles”. As a public figure, Petar was a puppet, used by secret services. Using an old tape recorder, he revealed his hidden Jewish background.

Petar starts a new life in Canada, with a professorship at University. Margareta joined him. After one of his classes, he recognized Štroh in the mass of students. He frantically wanted to escape, but Margareta had a plan. In the series of professional ”cleanings”, Štroh died under the wheels of a truck. Štroh’s co-worker, called Vesna, also died- she fell from the window of a multistoried building. Petar set up a murder of Svetlana, who was hit with the bullet while having sex with him. Margareta became agent of MOSSAD (Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations).


DIRECTED BY

Dragan Marinković

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Boris Gortinski

WRITERS

Dragan Marinković, David Albahari, Dušan Spasojević

PRODUCED BY

Dragan Marinković, Lazar Ristovski

CAST

Nikola Đuričko, Lazar Ristovski, Iva Mihalić, Marijana Janković, Toni Mihajlovski, Tihomir Stanić, Petar Božović.

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