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Brother Dejan

Bakur Bakuradze
A film based on the final year in the life of Bosnian War general Ratko Mladić, before his arrest and extradition to the Hague Tribunal. This is the latest directorial work of one of the most interesting auteurs in Russian cinema, and featured in the main competition at the Locarno Film Festival. The former general Dejan Stanic is forced to take refuge at various secret bases while hiding from the tribunal. For reasons of health, his associates transport him to a remote village high up in the mountains. There, the lonely old man builds a relationship with a new reality and a new environment one step at a time. In his dreams and deliriums, the general often sees images of war: bombardments, refugees, and murdered children. He spends much of his time reflecting on his former life without any hope of changing or making amends for anything. He is always on the verge of death, but for some reason fate forces him to live.

Attended the Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK), where he studied under Marlen Khutsiev. The director’s feature debut Schultes was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight programme at the Cannes Film Festival, and also received the main prizes at the Kinotavr and Molodost festivals in 2008. His second film, The Hunter (2011), was selected for the Un Certain Regard programme of the Cannes Film Festival and won the awards for best director and best actress at the Kinotavr festival. He has headed the TV and documentary production studio Lemon Films Studio since 2005. Since 2013 he has been a leading lecturer at the Moscow School of New Cinema and a master of the director’s laboratory.

Attended the Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK), where he studied under Marlen Khutsiev. The director’s feature debut Schultes was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight programme at the Cannes Film Festival, and also received the main prizes at the Kinotavr and Molodost festivals in 2008. His second film, The Hunter (2011), was selected for the Un Certain Regard programme of the Cannes Film Festival and won the awards for best director and best actress at the Kinotavr festival. He has headed the TV and documentary production studio Lemon Films Studio since 2005. Since 2013 he has been a leading lecturer at the Moscow School of New Cinema and a master of the director’s laboratory.

Year:
2015
Country:
Russia, Serbia
Length:
113'
Language:
Serbian, Russian
Subtitles:
Russian
Director:
Bakur Bakuradze
Script:
Bakur Bakuradze, Ilya Malakhova
Producers:
Miroslav Mogorovic, Sergey Selianov, Julia Mishkinene
Operator:
Nikolai Vavilov
Cast:
Marko Nikolić, Misa Tirinda, Predrag Ejdus
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