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THURSDAY

Despite such notable exceptions as Emir Kusturica’s Underground, most films about the dissolution of Yugoslavia have been earnest, and understandably so. With the fighting over, however, Srdan Golubovic decided to examine his country’s debacle through the lens of a modern gangster flick. In the young director’s feature debut, Absolute Hundred, 19-year-old Yugoslavian marksman Sasa prepares for the junior world championship in Paris. But he’s distracted by the plight of his older brother, Igor, who took his own trophy-winning rifle skills into the Bosnian bloodbath and came back desperate, disillusioned, and addicted to heroin. Sasa undertakes to eliminate his brother’s tormentors, but he can’t control the events he sets in motion. Absolute Hundred— which takes its name from a perfect score in a shooting competition—has its allegorical aspects, but it’s also a stylish action movie that’s been compared to the work of John Woo and Jean-Pierre Melville. The film screens in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s “Art Night on the Mall” at 8 p.m. at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s Ring Auditorium, 7th and Independence Avenue SW. Free. (202) 357-2700. (Mark Jenkins)