Senki (Shadows) (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

Senki (Shadows)2007

Senki (Shadows) (2007)



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A successful young doctor with a beautiful wife, a happy child, and a comfortable house finds his life suddenly changed in ways he never thought possible after being injured in a serious car accident. To the outside eye Lazar Perkov (Boris Nacev) has everything -- indeed his friends and colleagues have even gone so far as to christen him with the nickname "Lucky." But appearances can sometimes be deceptive, and despite having all the creature comforts, Lazar is constantly trying to live up to the demands of his overbearing mother and discontented spouse. Every day seems to be pretty much the same for the man they call Lucky, until one day when Lazar barely survives a devastating automobile accident. Upon recovering from his life-threatening injuries, Lazar is confronted by a series of people who appear to die time and again, and always deliver the cryptic message "Return what is not yours. Have respect." Experiencing such visions in dreamland is one thing, but when they begin to invade his waking life, Lazar quickly draws the conclusion that these apparitions are simply lost souls who have yet to find peace in the afterlife. When the specter of an old woman begins speaking in a dialect Lazar can't recognize, the frightened accident survivor seeks out the aid of a linguistics professor in deciphering her message. Despite the fact that the professor always seems to be away at a conference, his wife is more than willing to help. Soon, she and Lazar have entered into a bizarre relationship. Unfortunately for Lazar, the situation only grows more haunting, and as the people around him begin to appear and disappear at random, and his wife appears indifferent to her husband's fate as she departs for a seaside vacation with her lover and child.


Boris Nacev
as Lazar Perkov
Borce Nacev
as Dr. Lazar Perkov
Sabina Ajrula-Tozija
as Dr. Vera Perkova
Sabina Ajrula
as Dr. Vera Perkova
Dime Iliev
as Ignjat Perkov
Vladimir Jacev
as Dr. Shishkin
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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (6)

Milcho Manchevski's Shadows is visually striking but gets bogged down in supernatural clichés.

January 30, 2009 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

An unwieldy hybrid of historical allegory and supernatural mystery.

January 30, 2009 | Rating: 3/5

A respectable enough little ghost story, but it loses a lot of sparkle by being similar to such other guy-talks-to-the-dead thrillers as The Sixth Sense and Ghost Town.

January 29, 2009 | Rating: C+
Top Critic

Shifting between garish city and bucolic scenes, Shadows offers some arresting images but fails to make good on its intriguing early scenes, with frissons of uncanny menace sunk by a glib, awkwardly paced and increasingly cliché screenplay.

January 29, 2009 | Rating: 2/6
Top Critic

[The] two very attractive leads, Mr. Nacev and Ms. Stanojevska, were picked out of a pool of aspirants in Macedonia and its neighboring countries. Actually, they are so arresting together that it is truly unearthly.

January 28, 2009

If not for the hypnotic atmosphere, lush cinematography, and frequent, if random, softcore humping, we'd have seen these ghosts before.

January 27, 2009 | Full Review…

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