Underneath (Močvara)

Origin and Year: Serbia, 2020 Director: Oleg Novkovič
Runnning time: 2 x 48 min

A rough detective, a ritual murder, corruption, drugs. In the Serbian Underneath series typical criminal properties mix with genre elements of film noir and, together with distinctively harsh characters, they create their own version of a criminal drama. The inspiration by Nordic detective stories is evident, which in combination with the Balkan rawness and non-negotiability creates an unconventional spectacle. The name refers to the rottenness of the political system and the underworld, which makes it possible to commit crimes with minimal chance of a rightful punishment. Underneath, together with the Bosnian Bones, present the so far little-explored series region to the viewer that can make the genre special by the specific Balkan non-negotiability.