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Serbia Selects Offenders as Oscar Candidate Featured

2018-09-10
Offenders by Dejan Zečević Offenders by Dejan Zečević

BELGRADE: Offenders / Izgrednici by esteemed Serbian helmer Dejan Zečevićhas has been selected as Serbia’s official entry for the US Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film category. The film had its world premiere at the Chicago International Film Festival in 2017.

Guided by their maverick sociology professor, three students set up separate experiments around the city to prove his “Tetris” theory of chaos which states that human nature inevitably deteriorates from order to anarchy.

The cast includes Radovan Vujović, Marta Bjelica, Mladen Sovilj, Svetozar Cvetković, Branka Šelić and Boris Isaković.

Nikolina Vučetić Zečević produced the film through Biberche. The budget of 500,000 EUR was partially supported by Film Center Serbia.

The Foreign Language Film category shortlist will be announced on 22 January 2019 and the 91st Academy Awards will be held on 24 February 2019.