The Prosecutor, the Defender, the Father and his Son / Прокурорът, защитникът, бащата и неговият син
Bulgaria, Sweden, Netherlands 2015

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directed by Iglika Trifonova, drama, 105 min, eng subtitles written by Iglika Trifonova
with Romane Bohringer, Samuel Fröler, Nermina Lukac, Igor Skvarica

Saturday 8.10.2016 - 21.00, Cinématheque
Wednesday 19.10.2016 - 19.00, Ciné Utopia

The Hague, The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Two ambitious lawyers face each other at the trial of Milorad Krstiæ, who is accused of committing war crimes as a commander in the Bosnian war. The defender, Mikhail Finn, has managed to refute all the accusations against his client. Convinced of Krstic´s guilt, Catherine Lagrange, the prosecutor, summons a young man with incriminating evidence against Krstiæ. He claims to have been abandoned by his parents as a child and to have been one of Krstiæ’s soldiers. Defender Finn starts to investigate in order to verify the witness’s testimony. The film examines the intertwining destinies of characters that would not have met under normal circumstances. An encounter between the big players and the pawns, a collision of living standards, of cold professionalism and humble timidity. Inspired by a true story.

Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2015 (Special Mention FIPRESCI Award)
Trieste IFF (Central European Initiative Prize)

Deux avocats ambitieux se font face lors d’un procès lié à des crimes de guerre en ex-Yougoslavie. Un jeune homme est convoqué pour témoigner devant le Tribunal de La Haye, mais son témoignage est mis en doute. Une histoire, dont le développement et les résultats mène à une question fondamentale: est-ce que la poursuite de la démocratie universelle justifie l'utilisation de tous les moyens possibles? Une histoire qui pose la question de la valeur de la vie d'un homme humble et la dignité humaine.

Tallinn Noir Nuits IFF 2015 (Mention spéciale Prix FIPRESCI)
Trieste IFF (Prix européen Initiative centrale)