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Žarko Laušević (Serbian Cyrillic:Жарко Лаушевић; Serbian pronunciation: ) (born 19 January) is a Serbian actor. He became a leading actor early in his career. By the age of 33, he was a major star across the former Yugoslavia on both stage and screen.

Žarko Laušević

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Laušević was born on 19 January 1960, in Cetinje, SR Montenegro, SFR Yugoslavia. He got his first TV role at the age of eighteen. In 1982, immediately upon graduating from the University of Belgrade’s Academy of Theatrical Arts, he was cast in his first lead film role. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, he received mostly lead roles in 25 movies, 17 TV shows and numerous theatrical productions across Yugoslavia. During this period, he became one of Yugoslavia's most popular movie and theatrical actors.

In May 1990, Laušević accepted the lead role in a politically controversial theater production. The opening night performance at the Yugoslav Drama Theatre in Belgrade was violently disrupted by nationalist extremists[citation needed]. Subsequently, Laušević started to receive numerous and repeated threats of bodily harm and even death. His car was vandalized around this time. In these violent and turbulent political times where murder or persecution of opponents of Slobodan Milošević often went unchecked by the authorities, these threats could not be taken lightly. Laušević became increasingly concerned for his own personal safety and that of his family. Upon recommendation of the police, he applied for and was granted a license to carry a gun.

In the early 1990s, Laušević's visible opposition to the civil wars in Yugoslavia made him a target of ongoing media attacks in the republics of Serbia and Montenegro. He was often harassed when he went to public places.

It was in this charged atmosphere that a tragic event occurred on a hot summer's night in Podgorica (Montenegro). On the evening of July 30, 1993, 33-year-old Laušević appeared at the premiere performance of a theatre production in the coastal town of Budva. Returning to Podgorica, Laušević and his brother, Branimir, stopped at a walk-in fast food kiosk called 'Apple' around midnight. The argument broke out between them and the group of locals hooligans, which escalated into a fist fight. Laušević fired 13 rounds from the CZ-99 gun, which he was licensed for, killing 20-year-old Dragor Pejović and 21-year-old Radovan Vučinić and also wounding Andrija Kazić. Quoting from the closing statement by the judge in his last trial: “Žarko Laušević was beaten on the ground and had the right to defend himself. In this difficult situation, he managed to pull the gun out of his bag and shoot several bullets at the attackers.” Two of the assailants were gravely wounded and eventually died; a third was wounded and fled the scene together with three others.

What followed was a 16-year legal ordeal. There were four trials, three different courts considered his case nine times, rendering nine decisions.

Initially, Laušević was convicted of double murder and sentenced to a 15-year prison term (his brother was sentenced to 2 years in prison). This sentence was later reduced on appeal to 13 years. Subsequently, the Yugoslav Federal Court threw out the 1996 conviction. Yugoslavia's highest court determined that the Montenegrin courts incorrectly rejected Laušević's self-defense argument. The 13-year sentence at the retrial was also thrown out on appeal. At the third trial in February 1998, Laušević received a 4-year sentence. He was immediately set free since his time served in prison (4 years and 7 months) exceeded the sentence. Following another appeal, Montenegro's highest court ordered another retrial. At the fourth trial in October 1999, the 4-year sentence was reconfirmed and Laušević remained free.

Seeking refuge from the blood-feud threats repeatedly made against him since the first trial, Laušević left Yugoslavia altogether and joined his wife and daughter in the United States.

In March 2001, while reaffirming the lower court’s factual assessment of the case, Montenegro's Supreme Court made an ad hoc change to the verdict by reinstating the 13-year prison sentence. At that time, the Yugoslav federation was disintegrating and Montenegro was boycotting jurisdiction of federal institutions. Montenegro's court system blocked Laušević from exercising his legal and constitutional right of appeal to the Yugoslav Supreme court.

Since 2001, Laušević has been engaged in an unending struggle for reinstatement of his legal and constitutional right of appeal. There was no longer a Yugoslav court system in which to file an appeal. Montenegro declared independence and now has a separate court system. The Serbian court system has no jurisdiction with respect to Montenegrin matters.

After his release from prison, Laušević did not act for years. He appeared in just two more films but his acting career was effectively finished. He did not appear in another film in Yugoslavia after 1999. Although no public threats were made by the deceased's family, Laušević fled Yugoslavia for the United States. With his departure, he disappeared from the press for the most part, except for sporadic articles which recalled his case and the tragic fall of the popular, young actor. Virtually nothing was known about his life or circumstances in the United States. Laušević did not pursue acting after leaving Yugoslavia and it is rumored that he took manual labor jobs in the U.S.

In July 2009, Serbian press reported that Laušević was detained in the United States due to lack of proper immigrant documentation/status and was facing deportation hearings. Based on these limited news reports, it is assumed that when he entered the United States, he never obtained proper visas or documentation to stay and work. Immediately, his old case and the circumstances were discussed once again in the Serbian and Montenegrin media. There was speculation whether he would be deported from the United States to Serbia or to Montenegro.

In Montenegro, Lausevic would be subject to the outstanding decision of the Montenegro Supreme Court which reinstated the 13-year prison sentence; this would mean he would face more prison time if returned to Montenegro. Technically, he probably has Montenegrin citizenship—he was outside the country when the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro was dissolved, and he was unable to transfer his citizenship to Serbia at the time. However, it is not known for sure what citizenship Laušević has. According to Serbian press reports, his local lawyer raised the issue of Serbian citizenship. If Laušević has Serbian citizenship, he would be deported to Serbia and by-pass the Montenegrin court system. If returned to Serbia, it would be unlikely that Serbia could extradite a "Serbian citizen" to Montenegro, as proscribed by Serbian law. In this situation, the Serbian court system might presumably have jurisdiction to review any outstanding issues related to Laušević and rule on the matter. The Serbian government has provided no indication if it would get involved in this matter.

Laušević has been married twice. His first marriage, which produced a son and a daughter, dissolved after his release from prison. He later married a second time to a woman who worked in film and theatre as well. Laušević has been living with his wife, his wife's daughter from her first marriage, and their daughter in the United States.

Laušević's case in the United States is still pending. He has hired an American lawyer to fight U.S. deportation proceedings.

On December 29, 2011, Serbian president Boris Tadic gave Laušević amnesty from further charges regarding the 1993 double murder.

On February 1, 2012, Serbian deputy Prime Minister Ivica Dačić granted Laušević Serbian citizenship and passport.

  • Aleksandar od Jugoslavije (2021) TV Series .... Nicholas I of Montenegro
  • Princ Rastko Srpski (2018) .... Stefan Nemanja
  • Volja sinovljeva (2018) .... Nikola
  • Senke nad Balkanom (2017) .... Princ Djordje P. Karadjordjevic
  • Smrdljiva bajka (2015) .... Moma
  • Nož (1999) .... Alija Osmanović/Ilija Jugović
  • Ranjena zemlja (1999)
  • Rođen kao ratnik (1994) .... Gibon
  • Kaži zašto me ostavi (1993) .... Peđa
  • Bolje od bekstva (1993)
  • Preci i potomci (1992) .... Narrator
  • Crni bombarder (1992) .... Šmajser
  • Montenegro (1991) (V)
  • Original falsifikata (1991) .... Stojan
  • Stela (1990) .... Mato Herceg
  • Baal (1990) (TV) .... Ekart
  • Zaboravljeni (1990) TV Series .... Aca 'Vena'
  • Kolubarska bitka (1990) (TV) .... Aleksa Dačić
  • Početni udarac (1990)
  • Atoški vrtovi - preobrazenje (1989) .... Sava slikar
  • Boj na Kosovu (1989) .... Miloš Obilić
  • Songlines (1989) (V) .... (video 'For a Million')
  • Braća po materi (1988) .... Braco Gavran
  • Camino del sur, El (1988) .... Moritz
  • The Fortunate Pilgrim" (1988) (mini) TV Series .... Guido
  • Vuk Karadžić .... Knez Mihailo Obrenović (4 episodes, 1988)
    • Putovanje (1988) TV Episode .... Knez Mihailo Obrenović
    • Vučići (1988) TV Episode .... Knez Mihailo Obrenović
    • Bratimstvo (1988) TV Episode .... Knez Mihailo Obrenović
    • Dobri hodi Crnoj Gori (1988) TV Episode .... Knez Mihailo Obrenović
  • Ranjenik (1988) (TV)
  • Leto (1988) (TV)
  • Oktoberfest (1987) .... Skobi
  • Pod ruševinama (1987) (TV)
  • Dogodilo se na današnji dan (1987) .... Bajra
  • Rimski Dan (1987) (TV) .... Sekst Propercije
  • Oficir s ružom (1987) .... Petar Horvat
  • Lepota poroka (1986) .... Mladić s cigaretom
  • Dobrovoljci (1986) .... Sportista
  • Šmeker (1986) .... Šmeker
  • Svečana obaveza (1986) (TV) .... Zoran Hadžikostić
  • Jagode u grlu (1985) .... Lale
  • Jedna polovina dana (1985) (TV)
  • Lazar (1984) .... Lazar
  • Sivi dom (1984) TV Series .... Šilja
  • Ne tako davno (1984) (mini) TV Series .... Srle 'Samac'
  • Oštrica brijača (1984) (TV)
  • Igmanski mars (1983) .... Miljan
  • Mrtvi se ne vraćaju (1983) (mini) TV Series
  • Dani AVNOJ-a (1983) (mini) TV Series
  • Hasanaginica (1983/I) (TV) .... Hasanaga
  • Podijum-Žarko Laušević (1983) (TV) .... Glumac
  • Ruski Umetnički eksperiment (1982) (TV) .... Tjomkin
  • Savamala (1982) .... Vinko Sarić
  • 13. jul (1982) .... Janko 'Kvisling'
  • Progon (1982) .... Mirko
  • Direktan prenos (1982) .... Fantom
  • M.V. (1978) (TV) .... Vojin Vukelić

Žarko Laušević
Zarko Lausevic Language Watch Edit This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification Please help by adding reliable sources Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately especially if potentially libelous or harmful Find sources Zarko Lausevic news newspapers books scholar JSTOR December 2011 Learn how and when to remove this template message The neutrality of this article is disputed Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page Please do not remove this message until conditions to do so are met December 2018 Learn how and when to remove this template message Zarko Lausevic Serbian Cyrillic Zharko Lausheviћ Serbian pronunciation ʒǎːrkɔ lauʃɛʋitɕ 1 born 19 January is a Serbian 2 actor He became a leading actor early in his career By the age of 33 he was a major star across the former Yugoslavia on both stage and screen Zarko LausevicZharko LausheviћBorn 1960 01 19 19 January 1960 age 61 Cetinje SR Montenegro SFR YugoslaviaNationalitySerbianOccupationActorYears active1978 1994 1998 2000 2012 present In July 1993 Lausevic entered into a quarrel with a group of local youths together with his brother This escalated into a fist fight culminating in Lausevic firing multiple rounds from his handgun killing two of the youths and seriously wounding one Sentenced by a Montenegrin republic court to prison initially his conviction was overturned by the Yugoslav appellate court on the grounds that the first instance court had improperly dismissed Lausevic s self defense argument and the punishment was drastically reduced Lausevic served 4 years and 7 months in prison before his release But he faced further legal battles There were appeals by the Montenegrin prosecution numerous retrials and inconsistent ad hoc rulings by the Montenegrin court system In 2001 the prison sentence was reinstated to 13 years by the Montenegrin courts In the late 1990s Lausevic left Yugoslavia for the United States It is speculated that the move was made due to possible revenge by families of the deceased He lived in the United States for two decades returning to Serbia in 2014 Contents 1 Early years 2 Controversy and Tragedy 3 Legal Battles 4 Lausevic s Disappearance and Reappearance 5 Filmography 6 External linksEarly years EditLausevic was born on 19 January 1960 in Cetinje SR Montenegro SFR Yugoslavia He got his first TV role at the age of eighteen In 1982 immediately upon graduating from the University of Belgrade s Academy of Theatrical Arts he was cast in his first lead film role Throughout the 1980s and 1990s he received mostly lead roles in 25 movies 17 TV shows and numerous theatrical productions across Yugoslavia During this period he became one of Yugoslavia s most popular movie and theatrical actors Controversy and Tragedy EditIn May 1990 Lausevic accepted the lead role in a politically controversial theater production The opening night performance at the Yugoslav Drama Theatre in Belgrade was violently disrupted by nationalist extremists citation needed Subsequently Lausevic started to receive numerous and repeated threats of bodily harm and even death His car was vandalized around this time In these violent and turbulent political times where murder or persecution of opponents of Slobodan Milosevic often went unchecked by the authorities these threats could not be taken lightly Lausevic became increasingly concerned for his own personal safety and that of his family Upon recommendation of the police he applied for and was granted a license to carry a gun In the early 1990s Lausevic s visible opposition to the civil wars in Yugoslavia made him a target of ongoing media attacks in the republics of Serbia and Montenegro He was often harassed when he went to public places It was in this charged atmosphere that a tragic event occurred on a hot summer s night in Podgorica Montenegro On the evening of July 30 1993 33 year old Lausevic appeared at the premiere performance of a theatre production in the coastal town of Budva Returning to Podgorica Lausevic and his brother Branimir stopped at a walk in fast food kiosk called Apple around midnight The argument broke out between them and the group of locals hooligans which escalated into a fist fight Lausevic fired 13 rounds from the CZ 99 gun which he was licensed for killing 20 year old Dragor Pejovic and 21 year old Radovan Vucinic and also wounding Andrija Kazic Quoting from the closing statement by the judge in his last trial Zarko Lausevic was beaten on the ground and had the right to defend himself In this difficult situation he managed to pull the gun out of his bag and shoot several bullets at the attackers Two of the assailants were gravely wounded and eventually died a third was wounded and fled the scene together with three others Legal Battles EditWhat followed was a 16 year legal ordeal There were four trials three different courts considered his case nine times rendering nine decisions Initially Lausevic was convicted of double murder and sentenced to a 15 year prison term his brother was sentenced to 2 years in prison This sentence was later reduced on appeal to 13 years Subsequently the Yugoslav Federal Court threw out the 1996 conviction Yugoslavia s highest court determined that the Montenegrin courts incorrectly rejected Lausevic s self defense argument The 13 year sentence at the retrial was also thrown out on appeal At the third trial in February 1998 Lausevic received a 4 year sentence He was immediately set free since his time served in prison 4 years and 7 months exceeded the sentence Following another appeal Montenegro s highest court ordered another retrial At the fourth trial in October 1999 the 4 year sentence was reconfirmed and Lausevic remained free Seeking refuge from the blood feud threats repeatedly made against him since the first trial Lausevic left Yugoslavia altogether and joined his wife and daughter in the United States In March 2001 while reaffirming the lower court s factual assessment of the case Montenegro s Supreme Court made an ad hoc change to the verdict by reinstating the 13 year prison sentence At that time the Yugoslav federation was disintegrating and Montenegro was boycotting jurisdiction of federal institutions Montenegro s court system blocked Lausevic from exercising his legal and constitutional right of appeal to the Yugoslav Supreme court Since 2001 Lausevic has been engaged in an unending struggle for reinstatement of his legal and constitutional right of appeal There was no longer a Yugoslav court system in which to file an appeal Montenegro declared independence and now has a separate court system The Serbian court system has no jurisdiction with respect to Montenegrin matters Lausevic s Disappearance and Reappearance EditAfter his release from prison Lausevic did not act for years He appeared in just two more films but his acting career was effectively finished He did not appear in another film in Yugoslavia after 1999 Although no public threats were made by the deceased s family Lausevic fled Yugoslavia for the United States With his departure he disappeared from the press for the most part except for sporadic articles which recalled his case and the tragic fall of the popular young actor Virtually nothing was known about his life or circumstances in the United States Lausevic did not pursue acting after leaving Yugoslavia and it is rumored that he took manual labor jobs in the U S In July 2009 Serbian press reported that Lausevic was detained in the United States due to lack of proper immigrant documentation status and was facing deportation hearings Based on these limited news reports it is assumed that when he entered the United States he never obtained proper visas or documentation to stay and work Immediately his old case and the circumstances were discussed once again in the Serbian and Montenegrin media There was speculation whether he would be deported from the United States to Serbia or to Montenegro In Montenegro Lausevic would be subject to the outstanding decision of the Montenegro Supreme Court which reinstated the 13 year prison sentence this would mean he would face more prison time if returned to Montenegro Technically he probably has Montenegrin citizenship he was outside the country when the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro was dissolved and he was unable to transfer his citizenship to Serbia at the time However it is not known for sure what citizenship Lausevic has According to Serbian press reports his local lawyer raised the issue of Serbian citizenship If Lausevic has Serbian citizenship he would be deported to Serbia and by pass the Montenegrin court system If returned to Serbia it would be unlikely that Serbia could extradite a Serbian citizen to Montenegro as proscribed by Serbian law In this situation the Serbian court system might presumably have jurisdiction to review any outstanding issues related to Lausevic and rule on the matter The Serbian government has provided no indication if it would get involved in this matter Lausevic has been married twice His first marriage which produced a son and a daughter dissolved after his release from prison He later married a second time to a woman who worked in film and theatre as well Lausevic has been living with his wife his wife s daughter from her first marriage and their daughter in the United States Lausevic s case in the United States is still pending He has hired an American lawyer to fight U S deportation proceedings On December 29 2011 Serbian president Boris Tadic gave Lausevic amnesty from further charges regarding the 1993 double murder 3 On February 1 2012 Serbian deputy Prime Minister Ivica Dacic granted Lausevic Serbian citizenship and passport 4 Filmography EditAleksandar od Jugoslavije 2021 TV Series Nicholas I of Montenegro Princ Rastko Srpski 2018 Stefan Nemanja Volja sinovljeva 2018 Nikola Senke nad Balkanom 2017 Princ Djordje P Karadjordjevic Smrdljiva bajka 2015 Moma Noz 1999 Alija Osmanovic Ilija Jugovic Ranjena zemlja 1999 Rođen kao ratnik 1994 Gibon Kazi zasto me ostavi 1993 Peđa Bolje od bekstva 1993 Preci i potomci 1992 Narrator Crni bombarder 1992 Smajser Montenegro 1991 V Original falsifikata 1991 Stojan Stela 1990 Mato Herceg Baal 1990 TV Ekart Zaboravljeni 1990 TV Series Aca Vena Kolubarska bitka 1990 TV Aleksa Dacic Pocetni udarac 1990 Atoski vrtovi preobrazenje 1989 Sava slikar Boj na Kosovu 1989 Milos Obilic Songlines 1989 V video For a Million Braca po materi 1988 Braco Gavran Camino del sur El 1988 Moritz The Fortunate Pilgrim 1988 mini TV Series Guido Vuk Karadzic Knez Mihailo Obrenovic 4 episodes 1988 Putovanje 1988 TV Episode Knez Mihailo Obrenovic Vucici 1988 TV Episode Knez Mihailo Obrenovic Bratimstvo 1988 TV Episode Knez Mihailo Obrenovic Dobri hodi Crnoj Gori 1988 TV Episode Knez Mihailo Obrenovic Ranjenik 1988 TV Leto 1988 TV Oktoberfest 1987 Skobi Pod rusevinama 1987 TV Dogodilo se na danasnji dan 1987 Bajra Rimski Dan 1987 TV Sekst Propercije Oficir s ruzom 1987 Petar Horvat Lepota poroka 1986 Mladic s cigaretom Dobrovoljci 1986 Sportista Smeker 1986 Smeker Svecana obaveza 1986 TV Zoran Hadzikostic Jagode u grlu 1985 Lale Jedna polovina dana 1985 TV Lazar 1984 Lazar Sivi dom 1984 TV Series Silja Ne tako davno 1984 mini TV Series Srle Samac Ostrica brijaca 1984 TV Igmanski mars 1983 Miljan Mrtvi se ne vracaju 1983 mini TV Series Dani AVNOJ a 1983 mini TV Series Hasanaginica 1983 I TV Hasanaga Podijum Zarko Lausevic 1983 TV Glumac Ruski Umetnicki eksperiment 1982 TV Tjomkin Savamala 1982 Vinko Saric 13 jul 1982 Janko Kvisling Progon 1982 Mirko Direktan prenos 1982 Fantom M V 1978 TV Vojin VukelicExternal links EditZarko Lausevic at IMDb Zarko Lausevic se vraca u Srbiju MTS Mondo February 6 2009 Moja istina NIN 4 November 1999 In Serbia usually laǔːʃɛʋitɕ Zarko Lausevic Biography 20 July 2017 in Serbian http www b92 net info vesti index php yyyy 2011 amp mm 12 amp dd 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