Director Miroslav Terzic scheduled to attend | May 27 & May 28
A post-war thriller set in Belgrade. A young lawyer wants to prove himself with his first important case. Naively he shakes too many skeletons from the post-war closet, exposing himself and his family to danger.
May 27, 2013
|8:30 PM||SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival||Date has passed|
May 28, 2013
|4:30 PM||SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival||Date has passed|
A young lawyer living in the shadow of his law-professor father gets the chance to prove himself while researching his first important case. In this Serbian war crime investigation, Dušan (played by Gordan Kičić, who also produced Redemption Street), is a talented, though inexperienced, lawyer with a pregnant wife. A top-secret investigation into Serbia's war crimes commission falls into his lap. The focus of his mission is the men of a paramilitary unit, which operated on the 1990s battlefields in Croatia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, and Kosovo and was responsible for several brutal massacres. Some of those soldiers have disappeared without a trace. Among Belgrade's ruined buildings, Dušan works from an empty decrepit apartment. The Chief Prosecutor (Rade Šerbedžija, Fugitive Pieces) supplies him with everything he needs: files, a car, and food. Dušan's dogged investigation quickly gets political, and personal, as he drives the guilty from their hidings places, and naively exposes himself and his family to danger. Exceptional acting, slick production value, and emotional tension serve in making this film a simmering thriller.
Born in 1969 in Belgrade, Miroslav Terzic worked with the biggest advertising agencies in Serbia, including Leo Burnett, Oghilvy & Mather, McCann Erikson, for some of their major advertising campaigns. Redemption Street is his debut feature film.
|Principal Cast:||Gordan Kicic, Uliks Fehmui, Rade Šerbedžija, Jelena Dokic, Petar Božovic|
|Premiere Status:||North America|
|Running Time:||97 minutes|
|Screenplay:||Dorde Milosavlevic, Nikola Pejavokic|
|Awards:||Sarajevo Film Festival 2012 (Best Actor)|
|Filmography:||Debut Feature Film|
|International Sales:||Fortissimo Films|