BARBARIANS

VARVARI

By Ivan IKIĆ

WIDE - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2013

A depiction of Serbian youth brought up in a time of economic and moral demise. Told through the character of Luka, a small town football hooligan, the film tells a story about the manipulation of this troubled youth using hatred and deception.

Festivals
& Awards

Karlovy Vary IFF 2014
East of the West Competition Special Mention
European FF Palic 2014
Seyfi Teoman Award – Most daring and bravest debut film
Film Forum Zadar 2014
Best Actor
Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen de Bruxelles 2014
Prix Cineuropa
Belgrade Fest 2015
Best Debut Film
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • SERBIA
    • Languages
    • SERBIAN, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 89 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ivan IKIĆ
    • Writer(s)
    • Ivan IKIĆ
    • Producer(s)
    • Milan STOJANOVIC (SENSE PRODUCTIONS)
    • Synopsis
    • Feb 17th 2008. Kosovo declares independence and Serbian government announces mass protests, so people can express their discontent. Luka, a troubled teenager on the verge of adulthood, lives in Mladenovac, a ruined ex-industrial town on the brinks of Belgrade, where, with his best friend Flash, he is a leader of local football-club fans. During an unannounced visit by the social worker, Luka is faced with a family secret that his father, who was believed to had disappeared in Kosovo conflicts, is in fact alive and asking for him. Torn between family issues, the pressure of his ongoing parole and affection fora girl he can’t have, Luka looses his temper and breaks the leg of the local club’s top player. He is now pursued by people who seek revenge because of their ruined investment, and even friends from his group keep their distance from him. The day of an organized trip to the Belgrade protests comes, and Luka uses this opportunity to leave town. As hooligans demonstrate their rage in Belgrade streets, Luka gathers his strength to finally meet his father who abandoned him years ago.
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