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The Trap (2007)

Klopka (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 13 September 2007 (Hungary)
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"THE TRAP" is a modern film noir reflecting the true face of Serbian (Eastern European) 'society in transition.' It's a story that could happen to you. It is a film about an ordinary man, ... See full summary »

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Srdan Golubovic
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nebojsa Glogovac ... Mladen
Natasa Ninkovic Natasa Ninkovic ... Marija
Anica Dobra ... Jelena
Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic ... Kosta Antic (as Miki Manojlovic)
Marko Djurovic Marko Djurovic ... Nemanja
Dejan Cukic ... Ivkovic
Bogdan Diklic ... Doktor Lukic
Mladen Nelevic Mladen Nelevic ... Marko
Boris Isakovic Boris Isakovic ... Moma
Vuk Kostic Vuk Kostic ... Ivkovicev brat
Milorad Mandic-Manda Milorad Mandic-Manda ... Stariji inspektor (as Milorad Mandic)
Nebojsa Ilic Nebojsa Ilic ... Sluzbenik u banci
Vojin Cetkovic Vojin Cetkovic ... Vlada
Ana Markovic Ana Markovic ... Sluzbenica u posti
Marija Bergam ... Alisa
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"THE TRAP" is a modern film noir reflecting the true face of Serbian (Eastern European) 'society in transition.' It's a story that could happen to you. It is a film about an ordinary man, who is forced to choose between life and death of his own child. THE TRAP is a film about post-Milosevic Serbia, in which there is no more war, but there is moral and existential desert, about Serbia in transition, in which human life still isn't worth a lot, about normal life which still seems unreachable. Written by Srdan and Srdjan

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

Serbia | Germany | Hungary

Language:

Serbian

Release Date:

13 September 2007 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

La trampa See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgrade, Serbia

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$276,664
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Serbia's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008). See more »

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Remade as Fair Trade See more »

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A jewel of a film: the kind that comes perhaps once a year
13 February 2007 | by katchitaSee all my reviews

Every serious moviegoer enters each theater with the hope that this film will be that little gem that one can expect at most once a year (and some years it doesn't happen at all). This film is that little jewel; I was lucky enough to see it at its premier in the Berlinale. It asks the question, "what is a good man"? Can a man be good in some parts of his life and not at all good in others? In life, who becomes the ultimate arbiter of goodness? The film also introduces an interesting tension around traditional gender roles -- the husband/father expected to be the provider -- even while portraying seemingly modern women. This tension is an important driving force, in addition to the difficult challenge facing the main character. The resulting violence that occurs is at once completely believable and yet shocking; seemingly ancillary to the main plot is one scene of senseless violence against a street child that is quite breath-taking. There is a great symmetry to this movie, centering around a particular street corner on which that child hustles as a window-washer. We return to this place again and again, at different times and in different psychological states. Overall this film is masterfully crafted and acted with complex layers and much to reflect upon. I recommend it in the highest terms.


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