The White Lions

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  • RS, HR
  • 2011
  • 91'
  • 35 mm
  • color
  • comedy
  • Orig. Title: Beli lavovi

Factory workers who have not been paid for six years stage a protest by lying across the access road to their workplace. Gruja, an unemployed filmmaker who makes videos of weddings and funerals for a living, is trying to save up enough money to propose to Bela, his girlfriend. Bela is an unemployed opera singer who earns her living by singing opera arias in people’s homes. Gruja’s father Dile, an unemployed factory worker, comes up with the idea of organizing a 'game' in which he, Gruja and Bela are supposed to rob gold and diamonds from rich kids... Disgruntled workers go on a march, carrying placards that express their desperation. Dile performs a rap song about revolution. A close-up of one of the marcher’s placards closes the scene and the film.

Director
Lazar Ristovski
Screenplay
Lazar Ristovski
Based on a Book by
Gordan Mihić
Cinematography
Milorad Glušica
Editing
Petar Putniković
Art Direction
Milenko Jeremić
Costume Design
Marina Medenica
Music
Tomo Babović
Sound Design
Velibor Hajduković, Nenad Vukadinović
Cast
Lazar Ristovski, Gordan Kičić, Hristina Popović, Vuk Kostić, Mira Banjac, Nikola Simić
Producers
Petar Ristovski, Lazar Ristovski
Production
Zillion film (RS)
Co-production
Interfilm (HR)

Lazar Ristovski (1952) is an actor, director, producer, musician and writer. He received a degree in acting from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. He has made over 4000 appearances on stage and has starred in over 40 films, tv series and tv dramas, mostly in leading roles. In 1999 he wrote, directed, starred in and produced The White Suit, which was shown in the Critics’ Week programme at Cannes. In 2006, he made a cameo appearance in the James Bond film Casino Royale. Ristovski played Caruso in the 2004 movie King of Thieves and starred as Đorđe in the award-winning 2009 film St. George Shoots the Dragon by Srđan Dragojević.

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