SRDAN GOLUBOVIĆ / 2007
Post-Milosević Belgrade, capital of a nation struggling to find its soul, of a country whose turbulent recent past has left many in a moral and existential desert. This is the home of Mladen, his wife Marija and their son Nemanja. When Nemanja develops a serious heart condition, the doctors urge an operation abroad. But where to obtain the 26,000 euros? Just when the boy´s parents give up hope of raising the money, a man contacts Mladen and offers to pay the whole amount. But there is one thing Mladen must do: kill the man´s business rival. The proposal repulses Mladen, but as his son´s condition suddenly deteriorates, he begins to seriously consider the offer. If he accepts, he saves his boy´s life but loses his soul; if he refuses, he will grieve as a righteous man until the end of his life. The trap is set...
‘The Trap’ is a film about an ordinary man who is forced to choose between the life and death of his own child. It is a story about the moral dilemma of the protagonist, who can only save the life of his son by accepting to become a killer. It is a story about a man who is trying to exchange death for life, to substitute his misfortune with someone else’s. It is about an event that can bring salvation to his family, and suffering to another family. It is about the freedom of choice, which actually doesn’t exist …
‘The Trap’ is a ‘personal story’ kind of film; in a way, a contemporary Balkan version of ‘Crime and Punishment’. It is about the crime that saves the life of the protagonist’s child, and the punishment that comes from within.
DIRECTED BY - Srdan Golubović
SCENARIO/ WRITTEN BY - Srđan Koljević i Melina Pota Koljević
PRODUCED BY - Jelena Mitrović, Nataša Ninković, Alexandar Ris, JÖrg Rothe, Laszlo Kantor
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - Igor Kecman
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - Aleksandar Ilić
PRODUCTION DESIGNER - Goran Joksimović
EDITED BY - Marko Glušac, Dejan Urošević
COSTUME DESIGNER - Ljiljana Petrović
MUSIC BY -Mario Schneider
SOUND DESIGNER - Sebastian Schmidt, Erik Mischijew
SOUND RECORDIST - Branko Đorđević
Nebojša Glogovac - Mladen
Nataša Ninković - Marija
Anica Dobra - Jelena
Predrag Miki Manojlović - Kosta
Marko Ðurović – Nemanja
PRODUCTION: FILM HOUSE BAS CELIK (SERBIA), MEDIOPOLIS FILM (GERMANY), UJ BUDAPEST FILMSTUDIO (HUNGARY)
FESTIVAL & AWARDS
Berlinale, section Forum, Sofia Intl Film Festival, goEast Wiesbaden , Kosmorama – Trondheim IFF, Transilvania IFF, Artfilm IFF Teplice, Karlovy Vary IFF , Taipeh Golden Horse FF, IFF Zerkalo, Ivanovo, Palic IFF, IFF Sarajevo, IFF Toronto, IFF Copenhagen, IFF Helsinki, IFF Rejkjavik, IFF Haifa, IFF London, IFF Ljubljana, IFF Sao Paolo, IFF Palm Springs, IFF Goteborg, IFF Thessaloniki, IFF Marrakech, IFF Dubai, IFF Talinn, IFFArras, IFF Sevilla, IFF Santa Barbra, IFF Trieste, IFF Portland, IFF Glasgow, IFF Cinequest, IFF Cleveland…..
Grand Prix ( IFF Sofia), Best Director, Fipresci (IFF Wiesbaden), Best Film (IFF Artfilm Teplice), Best Director (Iff Zerkalo), Special Mention (IFF Palic), Best Actor (IFF Minsk), Best Film (IFF Almaty), Best Director (IFF Herceg Novi), Discovery award (IFF Cottbus), Best Film (Cars IFF), Audience Award (IFF Trieste Alpe Adria), Director Award (Cinequest, San Hose), Best Director, Best Actor, Neuro Award (IFF Milano), Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress (IFF Liege), Best Director (IFF Festroia), Grand Prix (IFF Chungmuro), Best Film (IFF Taipei);
*The Trap was short listed for
Best Foreign Language Film Oscar*
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