PFI's second feature “Obituary for Escobar,”directed by Milorad Milinkovic, trilled the audience and press in the overcrowded Sava Centar last night.
PFI's second feature “Obituary for Escobar,”directed by Milorad Milinkovic, trilled the audience and press in the overcrowded Sava Centar last night. The highly anticipated premiere gathered the most prominent Serbian public figures on the red carpet, including actors, authors, and politicians. The Serbian police department was part of the show, driving film’s protagonists in the police van, and alluding to some scenes from the movie that takes a wry look at Belgrade's violent criminal underworld.
“Obituary for Escobar” is a Pink Films International production. Produced by Zeljko MItrovic. Executive Producer Mirjana Mijojlic.
Gandhi, Vojin Cetkovic, the ironic nickname for the gang leader, wreaks bloody mayhem in pursuit of his ambition to become the preeminent drug lord in Belgrade. His own traumatic childhood sets the tone for his emergence as a crime boss feared by all for his relentless, callous brutality. Then he accidentally encounters the enigmatic Lela, Tamara Garbajs, who has returned from abroad and couldn’t be further from Gandhi’s world. Or could she? Lela enters into a risky dance with Gandhi that tests each other’s emotions. But, the world around them starts to unravel.
Gandhi’s execution of a rival drug lord, called the “Serbian Escobar,’’ coincides with the mysterious placement of an obituary for the real Escobar. Catching the attention of Gandhi and the police, the obituary sets into motion a series of comedic and violent events. In the midst of this, Lela starts to attract unwanted attention from all sides. Who is Lela? What is her past?
In this film -- where things are not always what they appear -- the audience is taken on a ride that careens to a tragic, thought-provoking conclusion. Lela, Gandhi and the audience must confront how they define themselves and others. Can the courage be found to cast away fears and predjudices to find true love?
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