Yugoslavia

Zelimir Zilnik – Stara Masina AKA Old Timer (1989)

The aged rocker Igor works as a journalist and DJ at the “Radio Student” in Ljubljana. He notices that the janitor Miha works for the police, tapping the walls and observing the journalists who are critical of the regime.

After a clash with his editor, Igor decides to leave for Greece by his old bike DKW from 1938, via Bosnia and Serbia. Rahela, the girl who left Igor’s son because of his snobbery, joins him on the trip. Traveling through Yugoslavia, Igor becomes involved in unexpected turmoil: in the Bosnian town of Velika Kladusa there is the scandal about Fikret Abdic. At the same time, Milosevic’s “antibureaucratic revolution” starts in Serbia and Vojvodina. Read More »

Emir Kusturica – Bila jednom jedna zemlja AKA Underground [TV series] (1995)

The story follows an underground weapons manufacturer in Belgrade during WWII and evolves into fairly surreal situations. A black marketeer who smuggles the weapons to partisans doesn’t mention to the workers that the war is over, and they keep producing. Years later, they break out of their underground “shelter” — only to convince themselves that the war is still going on. Read More »

Branko Bauer – Tri Ane AKA Three Girls Named Anna (1959)

A retired tram driver tries to find his daughter named Ana whom he lost in WWII. Read More »

Zivorad ‘Zika’ Mitrovic – Nevesinjska puska AKA Thundering Mountains (1963)

Based on real events – Herzegovina Uprising of 1875–77 against the Ottoman Empire.

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Zivko Nikolic – Lepota poroka AKA The Beauty of Vice (1986)

Quote:
The Beauty of Vice is a comedy that depicts the chaos of our time, caused by a lack of proper morality, as well as the vacuum in which the foundations of civilization are disappearing.

This film shows the almost unrecognizably cruel world of Montenegro, whose ravines are ruled by archaic codes and horrible laws of “honor and blood”. An adulteress is punished by hitting a cake on her head with a club, while people in black hiss in the whiteness of the stone rubble. And then George appears, a man who succeeded on the shore. He shatters the petrified world of Medvedja. After him, his married godparents, Jaglika and her robust, simple husband, go to the sea, to a world ruled by money. A meeting of two opposing worlds. Old-fashioned people in contact with the unscrupulous are described. Read More »

Leonardo Bercovici – Square of Violence AKA Nasilje na trgu (1961)

An Italian doctor carries out an act of sabotage, killing 30 Nazis. 300 Italians are going to be executed unless the perpetrator reveals himself. Read More »

Fadil Hadzic – Ambasador (1984)

Director Fadil Hadzic convincingly presented the life of an official, his rise and fall and the inability to establish normal relations with his own children.

Plot:
One day in the life of former ambassador, Vlado Milkovic, and his family.
Ambassador’s younger son (Zeljko Königsknecht) is a car thief, and older son is a doctor (Vojislav Brajovic) whose salary mostly goes to support his wife (Nina Erak-Svrtan). And there is a daughter who thinks about her deceased mother, and her suicide… Read More »