THE REJECT

ODBACEN

By Misa RADIVOJEVIC

TESTAMENT FILMS D.O.O. - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2007


    • Year of production
    • 2007
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • SERBIA
    • Languages
    • SERBIAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 103 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Misa RADIVOJEVIC
    • Writer(s)
    • Misa RADIVOJEVIC
    • Producer(s)
    • Svetozar CVETKOVIC (Testament filmS d.o.o.)
    • Synopsis
    • He lives in Belgrade, is a former journalist and a public relations manager of a large Serbian-American bank. He is honest, virtuous and untainted - not literally but in the deeper sense of the word. The terrible years have passed, during which most of his friends profited in one way or another. Yet he remained passive and disinterested, sank deep into self-pity and withdrew into a mouse hole filled with books, music, alcohol, gambling, cigarette smoke, and casual love affairs. He has no new energy and is not capable of organizing his life in accordance with the new world and the new age. Recently divorced, he has a daughter whom he adores and for whom he can’t do much. She lives with her mother and stepmother, and our character is struggling to keep up the high alimony payments. His mother, in her eighties, is wilting in an old people’s home, and he is trying to make ends meet with her high lodging and medical expenses.
      Due to his mellow and bohemian nature, his sentimental relations with clients, and his lack of ambition, he is fired from his position at the bank. His life begins to collapse around him. He feels life is losing all trace of purpose.
      Then he suddenly finds his “treasure island”, as his senile mother and his faithful secretary of many years open for him a “vault” with a large sum of forgotten money.
      But it is too late. He can no longer return to the New World. He refuses to live a life without his many layers and habits, without his personal feeling of freedom.
      He pays back his many debts with high interest, leaves Belgrade and heads off to the sea. Incapable of communicating with people, he tries to befriend a dog. He doesn’t succeed – the dog also leaves him. He falls asleep bleeding on the wide sea shore.
      He dreams of the sun...
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