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Ordinary People

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GLOBAL LENS 2010

ADRIFT
Bui Thac Chuyen, Vietnam, 2009

BECLOUD
Alejandro Gerber Bicecci, Mexico, 2009

GODS
Josué Méndez, Peru, 2008

LEO'S ROOM
Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay, 2009

MASQUERADES (EDU)
Lyes Salem, Algeria, 2008

MY TEHRAN FOR SALE (EDU)
Granaz Moussavi, Iran, 2009

OCEAN OF AN OLD MAN (EDU)
Rajesh Shera, India, 2008

ORDINARY PEOPLE
Vladimir Perisic, Serbia, 2009

THE SHAFT
Zhang Chi, China, 2008

SHIRLEY ADAMS (EDU)
Oliver Hermanus, South Africa, 2009

 
 

Ordinary People
A film by Vladimir Perisic

Serbian, with subtitles in English
Serbia, 2009 (79 minutes)

Synopsis
On a seemingly average day, a busload of young soldiers is sent to a remote location in the countryside and given a macabre task: the execution of a number of civilians. Dzoni, a green recruit, initially objects, but as he moves from one killing to the next, he is swept up by the spectre of military authority, and quickly becomes desensitized by the apparently routine nature of his task. As he nears the end of his assignment, the quiet horror of the day slowly begins to affect him, forcing a painful reconciliation with his actions. Set in an unspecified time of conflict in the Balkans, director Vladimir Perisic’s highly attuned and unsentimental lens captures the psychological toll of war on its participants, and the universal struggle of all soldiers to reconcile morality with action.

About the Director
Vladimir Perisic was born in Serbia in 1976. He studied film direction at the Faculty of Drama Arts, Belgrade and at La Femis, Paris, receiving his diploma from the Directing Department. He has directed several short films including Realitatvirtust and Miloch. His graduation film, Dremano Oko, was selected for Cinefondation at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2003. Ordinary People is his first feature film.

Principal Cast

 

Dzoni
Kouki
Soldiers

Relja Popovic
Boris Isakovic
Miroslav Stevanovic
Vladimir Devic
Dejan Spasojevic
Istvan Roza
Nahor Major

Crew

 

Director
Writer
Producers
Co-Producers
Director of Photography
Editors
Sound
Sound (post)
Production Designer

 

Vladimir Perisic
Vladimir Perisic, Alice Winocour
Anthony Doncque, Milena Poylo, Gilles Sacuto
Nadezda Perisic, Pierre-Alain Meier, Vladimir Perisic
Simon Beaufils
Martial Salomon
Frédéric Heinrich
François Méreu
Diana Radosavljevic

 
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