Archive of films Disobedient / Neposlušni

2014, 112 min

Section: Another View
Year: 2014

As children, Leni and Lazar were best friends. As adults they meet again and take off on an aimless journey to see whether their shared impulse to escape the provincial tedium can renew the bond they once had. This rebelliously playful and, at the same time, poetic film brings in the observations of an omniscient narrator which guide the viewer through the film, but can’t help the characters themselves. Leni and Lazar have to sort out their relationship on their own.


As children, Leni and Lazar were best friends. They lived in a world of their own, with its rituals. Then Lazar left, and returned as a grown man. Leni now works as a pharmacist; she has brief affairs and doesn’t know what to do with her life. Perhaps a little shared misbehaviour to break with convention will help the pair to bridge their years of separation. With no particular aim, and no rules, they take off on their bikes together, travelling through the sun-baked countryside to the sound of Serbian hits from long ago. They lark about, argue, make some mischief but, most of all, create confusion between themselves which not even the perceptive narrator can fathom during his regular interventions in the story. Director and producer Mina Đukić́’s feature film debut offers an impressionistic view of a relationship which, rather than words, is more about gestures and the shared experience of escaping the provincial tedium. The rebellious playfulness is supported by unusually sharp cuts, an imaginative narrative and incisive lensing.

About the director

Mina Đukić

Mina Đukić (b. 1982, Sombor, Yugoslavia) is a director and producer whose filmography includes several short documentaries and features. The short doc Rat File (2006) was awarded at the International Documentary and Short Film Festival in Belgrade. Another short doc Yugo, A Short Autobiography (2011) toured the documentary festival circuit (incl. Toronto’s Hot Docs). In 2008 she founded Kiselo Dete productions together with Nikola Ležaić and Uroš Tomić. The first film they created was Tilva Roš (2010), directed by Ležaić. Her feature debut The Disobedient (2014) was screened in its world premiere at Sundance; European audiences were given an opportunity to see it for the first time when it screened in competition at the Rotterdam IFF.


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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Another View
Director: Mina Đukić
Screenplay: Mina Đukić
Dir. of Photography: Đorđe Arambasić
Editor: Ivan Vasić
Producer: Mina Đukić, Nikola Ležaić
Production: Film House Kiselo Dete
Cast: Hana Selimović, Mladen Sovilj, Minja Subota, Danijel Šike, Ivan Đorđević
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Mina Đukić

Film Director, Producer


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