Magazine article Variety

Fedja Stukan

Magazine article Variety

Fedja Stukan

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SARAJEVO STAR

Bosnian thesp Fedja Stukan has two films unspooling at the Sarajevo Film Festival (which runs through Aug. 22) - Fernando Leon de Aranoa's "A Perfect Day" and Cristobal Krusen's "Sabina K," which Stukan also produced; he hosted the fest's opening ceremonies, as well. The 41-yearold Bosnian army special forces veteran boasts a string of military roles among his credits, including Angelina Jolie's "In the Land of Blood and Honey." "A Perfect Day," which IFC will distribute Stateside, was the first film in which he portrayed a normal guy. "Usually I play marginalized people, terrorists, rapists," he says. "It's my face I guess."

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In Juanita Wilson's 2010 drama "As if I Am Not There," Stukan made an impression as an officer who exhibits a degree of humanity in the midst of the horrific Balkan war. …

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