Tag Archives: Serbo-Croatian

Milan Jelic – Bubasinter AKA The Bug Killer (1971)

A teenage boy is having his first sexual problems. Although his father tries to remedy the situation, it is his aunt who really takes care of business. Read More »

Zivojin Pavlovic – Neprijatelj (1965)

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At the time when Sovražnik (1965) was filmed , Živojin Pavlović had only two omnibuses that he made with colleagues from the Belgrade Cinema Club, Kapi, vode, ratnici and Grad . The latter was banned by the court, as the only Yugoslav film of that period (produced by the Sarajevo Sutjeska film) to suffer such a fate. It was much more common for a controversial film to end up in the producer’s “bunker” and for permission to be shown at all. This is how Pavlović’s first feature film Return (1964), produced in Belgrade’s Avala Film, went through , and in the meantime he received an offer to direct in Slovenia: he and writer Bora Ćosić adapted FM Dostoevsky’s story, but adapted it to modern times. Read More »

Bahrudin ‘Bato’ Cengic – Mali vojnici AKA Playing Soldiers (1967) (HD)

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After the end of WW2 a blonde boy arrives at an orphanage made for the children of Partizans or people being killed in the war. The headmaster knows that the boy’s parents were Nazis but conceals that fact from others, fearing violence by vengeful children. He invents the boy’s life story, but the other children get suspicious. Read More »

Petar Krelja – Godisnja doba Zeljke, Visnje i Branke AKA The Four Seasons (1979)

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The film is an omnibus consisting of three stories – “Usvojenje”, “Ferije” and “Probni rok”. We follow fragments of the lives of young girls from a social institution for children and young adults without parents. In the first story, a wealthy young couple wants to adopt a five-year-old girl, Zeljka. The emotionally undeveloped child has a hard time adapting to her new environment. In Ferije, fifteen-year-old Visnja spends her winter holidays in a gloomy home for young delinquents, where she experiences her first romance. The heroine of the third story is nineteen-year-old Branka who, after her graduation, tries to find a job and become independent from the social institutions she has lived in her entire life. Written by nixona Read More »

Emir Kusturica – Sjecas Li Se, Dolly Bell ? aka Do you remember, Dolly Bell ? (1981)

SYNOPSIS: (from the Artificial Eye release)
As Hollywood movies begin to find their way into the country, sixteen year-old Dino becomes seduced by the glamour of the gangster films that flash before his eyes at the local cinema. Determining to follow a life of crime himself, Dino falls in with a band of petty crooks until a liaison with local prostitute Dolly Bell turns his world upside down in a way not even the movies could have prepared him for. Read More »

Vojislav Nanovic – Cudotvorni mac AKA The Magic Sword (1950)

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Movie contains elements from Serbian fairytale “Bas Celik” (means “Head of steel”) but has it’s own plot that, although follows standard patterns of fairy tales, is original in it’s presentation. The final battle can be seen as a fairytale version of the First Serbian Uprising, and Bas Celik as a metaphor for Ottoman empire. Read More »

Antonio Nuic – Sve dzaba aka All for free (2006)

Synopsis (allmovie.com)
An emotionally devastated war veteran sets out to spread happiness across Bosnia after his friends spark a melee that leaves all but him dead in first-time Sarajevan director Antonio Nuic’s deliberately-paced comedy drama. Every day Goran (Rakan Rushaidat) pass the time by drinking their worries away in the local watering hole. When a bitter dispute arises and Goran proves the sole survivor of the deadly fight that follows, he sells his parent’s home, purchases a refreshment truck, and sets out to provide free soft drinks and grappa to anyone who asks. Goran’s pledge never to spend two nights in the same town is soon challenged, however, when the grieving veteran falls for a pretty woman (Natasa Janjic) who has also been scarred by a tragic loss. Read More »