Directed by Ognjen Glavonić • 2018 • Croatia
Starring Leon Lučev, Pavle Čemerikić, Tamara Krcunović
Ognjen Glavonić’s acclaimed narrative feature debut is a taut suspense thriller recalling THE WAGES OF FEAR and SORCERER. During NATO’s bombing of Serbia in 1999, Vlada (Leon Lucev), a truck driver, is hired to undertake a treacherous journey across his war-torn country and deliver mysterious cargo. On an odyssey where friend and foe prove indistinguishable, Vlada comes to realize the horrifying ramifications of his mission. Brilliantly photographed and overwhelmingly atmospheric, THE LOAD signals the arrival of a major talent.