The Serbian Lawyer // DOCUMENTARY MONDAYS

15.06.2015 / 20:00
Documentary Mondays / Echoes of One World Romania

The Serbian Lawyer / de Aleksandar Nikolic / Germania, Serbia, Olanda, Marea Britanie, 2014 / 83 min

Ce este un proces echitabil pentru cei acuzati de cele mai grave incalcari ale legilor si principiilor care ne definesc umanitatea? Ce inseamna protectia legii pentru conducatorii unui genocid? Pentru cel mai temut criminal de razboi din Balcani, Radovan Karadžić, raspunsul este Marko, un tanar idealist care se angajeaza ca avocat al apararii in procesul de la Tribunalul International Penal pentru fosta Iugoslavie de la Haga. Marko nu e nationalist – in fapt, a parasit Serbia din pricina regimului Milošević si e casatorit cu o slovena – dar crede cu tarie intr-un principiu de drept simplu: oricine are dreptul la aparare. Pe masura ce abstractiunile teoretice se confrunta cu concretul probatoriului, emotiile victimelor lui Karadžić, si presiunile foarte reale si publice ale cazului, munca lui Marko incepe sa se rasfranga si asupra vietii lui private, inclusiv a casniciei lui. Un bildungsroman in care personajul principal devine un veteran cu o intelegere complexa a lumii si o relatie confortabila cu dubiul, ambiguitatea si dilemele morale inerente apararii in procese penale, Avocatul sarb este un film despre o alegere, pe cat de simpla, pe atat de sfasietoare intre profesie si umanitate. In traiectoria aparent simpla a unui singur personaj, documenta­rul deschide un spatiu de meditatie despre ce inseamna statul de drept, despre relatia noastra personala cu istoria si despre raportul dintre moralitate si institutiile justitiei.

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15.06.2015 / 20:00
Documentary Mondays / Echoes of One World Romania

The Serbian Lawyer / by Aleksandar Nikolic /Germany, Serbia, Netherlands, UK, 2014 / 83 min

What does a fair trial mean for those charged with some of the most severe violations of the laws and principles which define humanity? Should those who commanded a genocide enjoy the protection of the law? In the case of Radovan Karadžić, the most feared war criminal in the Balkans, the answer to these questions lies with Marko, a young, idealistic lawyer working for the defense at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague. Marko does not identify with the Serbian nationalists – in fact, he left Serbia because of the Milošević regime, and ended up marrying a Slovenian – but he firmly believes in a basic law principle: everyone has the right to a good defense. But as such principled abstractions meet with the specific evidence in the case, the very real emotions of the victims, and the high public scrutiny surrounding the case, Marko’s work takes over and spills in his private life, including his own marriage. As Marko turns into a sea­soned veteran, whose complex views are increasingly comfortable with ambiguity, doubt, and moral quandary, The Serbian Lawyer becomes a film about how a simple choice forces a devastating rift between the protagonist’s professional life, and his humanity. In this apparently simple story, centered on a single character, the documentary opens up a space for meditating on the meaning of the rule of law, on the relationship of each of us to history, and on the relationship between morality and the justice system.

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