maandag 20 juni 2011
Milosevic on Trial (2007)
Based on the 2,000 hours of tape from the court proceedings and an additional 250 hours of exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews, the film provides an overview of the four year long trial of former president Slobodan Milosevic before the international tribunal in the Hague. The case was controversial from the beginning, Milosevic being the first sitting head of state to be indicted by an international court. The trial itself proved dramatic when Milosevic refused to be represented by counsel and later died in prison shortly before the conclusion of the trial. Through the juxtaposition of the trial proceedings with location footage from the former Yugoslavia and interviews with the people involved with the case, most notably prosecutor Geoffrey Nice and Milosevic-loyal lawyer Dragoslav Ognjanovic, the film offers a rare background view of the case.