Sisanje (Skinning)

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The story of a young Belgrade high school math champ Novica who gets involved with culture of skinheads by their magnetically captivating leader Relja. Novica joins the gang of racist skinheads in order to shed the nerdy outcast label in school but soon enough he is ensconced in the world of racism, violence and criminal activity. White supremacist ideology takes over his mind and he starts ascending to the top of the skinhead hierarchy.


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  • Feb 24, 2012
    Very interesting movie... not because of the real message but because of the well wrapped message of the real politics! The dramatic opening is the actual news footage of protests in front of the American embassy in Belgrade and this news footage is intercut with shots of the movie's main character, skinhead Novica, protesting by leading chants and lighting flares in front of the embassy while he's also providing narration. The story than backs up as Novica (Nikola Rakočević), a timid and geeky high school student from Belgrade (with very weird hairstyle) is introduced. It is a sad but extremely violent story and some images could disturb the audience, but that is Balkan... at least you'll have a chance to see how the real life could be - with lots of violence and some scenes for over 18 years old. I will recommend this movie for any parents raising a teenager... especially the ones with talented kids! In this movie you can see that the line between genius and madness is very, very thin. All you need that thin line to be crossed is injustice and wrong crowd offering a "solution" - their right-wing political agenda through racist chanting, violence, and hooliganism is just an image which seems sometimes attractive to young minds! If you want a film that comes out of dark and divides nationalism and false patriotism from violence and anarchy - there is the right choice for you!
    Panta O Super Reviewer

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