Archive Cinema City 2010.

Devil's Town

Đavolja varoš

Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia
Year: 2009
Duration: 82 min

Director: Vladimir Paskaljević
Scenario: Vladimir Paskaljević

Cast: Lazar Ristovski, Danica Ristovski, Uroš Jovčić, Jana Milić, Marija Zeljković, Mina Čolić, Slavko Štimac, Nebojša Milovanović, Nenad Pećinar, Lena Bogdanović, Marta Beres, Andrea Erdely, Goran Jevtić, Vlastimir Velisavljević, Igor Đorđević, Milan Tomić, Radoslav Milenković, Dragan Petrović, Aron Balazs

Programme selection: National Class

Synopsis:


The penniless ten years old girl Jelena that tries to afford herself tennis equiment at price of being abused and humiliated by Ivana, daughter of wealthy prostitute.

The prostitute’s daughter Ivana that tries to find her real father…

The rich teenager Ciril that can’t buy him love… He cannot accept the fact that his girlfriend Natalija left him and he becomes aggressive…

Former immigrant that comes back to his native Belgrade and invests all his savings into construction sites. Now he faces corruption and blackmails…

The mad taxi driver who blames the rest of the world for his personal misfortune. He made a list of people ‘responsible’ for his ‘tragedy’ and now takes vengeance…

Director:

Vladimir Paskaljević has graduated Film directing at University of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade (2000). Since then, he wrote, edited and directed a notable series of TV documentaries about integration of Gypsy children into Serbian society. His short student film DOLPHINS ARE MAMMALS (1997) has won several international awards, including FIPRESCI special mention at Montreal , Canada . Vladimir Paskaljević is the author of an acclaimed novel “BDSM”, on paradoxes in civil war and an absurd of growing nationalism, and a book of short stories called THE OPTIMISTS (2006). Goran Paskaljević has made an award winning film based on the same book. DEVIL’S TOWN is his first feature film.