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Operation Sabre

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Broadcast on 8 April 15:00 - 16:50 | Grand Auditorium Louis Lumière
Serbia, Bulgaria - 2024
Vladimir Tagić, Goran Stanković

Season 1 - 8 x 50 minutes | World Premiere
In Serbian, Croatian, German, English, subtitled in French and English
Episodes 1 & 2

In presence of creators and directors Vladimir Tagić and Goran Stanković and actors and actress Ljubomir Bandović, Lazar Tasić,  Milica Gojković and Dragan Mićanović.


Belgrade, 2003. When Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Đinđić is assassinated, the country plunges into chaos, and the government declares a state of emergency. A turning point in recent Serbian history told through the perspective of a female journalist, a police inspector and a young criminal.


Note from the artistic direction

After Awake in 2020, Serbia is back in competition at CANNESERIES. Operation Sabre revisits the dark hours of the country after the fall of Milošević with a meticulous reconstruction of the assassination of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic in 2003. Tense and very effective, the directing reflects the chaos of a country stuck between corruption and justice inefficiency. A committed and engaging portrait of a historical moment, completely unknown from the rest of Europe, and of its unfortunately still very present consequences on Serbian society.

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Credits: © This and That Productions

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Written by

Dejan Prćić, Vladimir Tagić, Goran Stanković, Maja Pelević, Marjan Alčevski

Directed by
Goran Stanković, Vladimir Tagić

Aleksandar Košutić

Lazar Predojev, Vladimir Radovanović, Milena Predić

Aleksandar Ranđelović

Dragan Mićanović, Milica Gojković, Ljubomir Bandović, Lazar Tasić, Zlatko Burić, Jasna Đuričić

Radio Television of Serbia, This and That Productions (Snežana van Houwelingen), Agitprop (Martichka Bozhilova)

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