The Serbian Lawyer

The Serbian Lawyer

Srbský právník

Photography: Aleksandar Nikolic
Editing: Aleksandar Nikolic
Sound: Nikola Medic
Music: Enrica Sciandrone
Producer, Co-producer: Gregor Streiber
Color: Colour
Language: Serbian, English, Dutch
Five years ago, the whole world watched the trial of Radovan Karadžić. But what is the story of the man who defended the Serbian war criminal and who defended Slobodan Milošević? The filmmaker looks not only at the reasons that led Marko to act as defense counsel, but also explores the often negative reactions from his surroundings and the chilling impact that the study of war-related documents and the search for the truth has had on him. The result is a portrait of a Serbian lawyer who at one point had left his native country because of Milošević and whose professional as well as private life has been significantly shaped by the trials.

Ten years was enough. I’ve seen enough bodies, torn off arms, slit throats. It turns you into stone, it kills you off emotionally.


Ten years after fleeing the regime in Serbia, Marko finds himself defending some of the very people that he fought against while he lived there, including the notorious Radovan Karadzic.

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Inselfilm Produktion
Gregor Streiber
Strausberger Platz 18
Berlin / 102 43 / Germany
+49 3 077 008 849

Festival edition: 2014
Sections: Between the Seas, First Lights
Premiere Type: World Premiere
Exhibition format: DCP
Subtitle languages: English
24.10.2014 20:00


The leitmotif of this year’s edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be memory