Inspired by Karl Marx’s Kapital three men and a girl named Jugoslava decide to wake up the conscience within the working class and peasants. Faced with the primitivism and a lack of morale, their revolution fails and the girl is one to be sacrificed as a witness of their unsuccessful attempt.
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Boj na Kosovu / The Battle of Kosovo (1989) Zdravko Sotra, Milos Zutic, Gorica Popovic, Vojislav Brajovic, Drama, History, War
On June 28th 1389, at Kosovo Polje, an army of the Serbian Prince Lazar made a stand against the advancing Ottoman forces of Sultan Murad, resulting in a great battle which would later inspire Serbian folk tales and poems about courage, sacrifice, betrayal and tragedy. The movie was made for the 600th anniversary of the event.
Zazidani / The Walled In (1969) Vojislav ‘Kokan’ Rakonjac, Ljuba Tadic, Danilo ‘Bata’ Stojkovic, Sava Damjanovic, Drama
A guard prevents the inmate’s escape from the prison. During his second attempt, the inmate decides to save guard’s life who have been fallen into the river while trying to catch him. Since the guard’s job is now to keep an eye on him in the cell, they spend a lot time together and their hatred turns into a sincere friendship. The guard wants to help inmate to escape again.
When 3 soldiers discover a man inside a home they are bombing, they easily kill him. But, when a 2nd witness is discovered, she proves a bigger challenge, setting in motion a riveting game of cat & mouse.
Bestije / Beasts (1977) Zivko Nikolic, Velimir ‘Bata’ Zivojinovic, Viktor Starcic, Rados Bajic, Drama
Pas koji je voleo vozove / The Dog Who Loved Trains (1977) Goran Paskaljevic, Svetlana Bojkovic, Irfan Mensur, Velimir ‘Bata’ Zivojinovic, Comedy, Drama
A fugitive girl, a stuntman and a young man who lost his dog quite some time before, are joining together on a trip to reach each of their own destination. A youngster gets emotionally connected to the girl, and he’d try to help her to leave the bossy stuntman, to get false passport and escape to Paris.
Skupljaci perja / I Even Met Happy Gypsies (1967) Aleksandar Petrovic, Bekim Fehmiu, Olivera Katarina, Velimir ‘Bata’ Zivojinovic, Drama
Bora the Gypsy is married to an older woman, and he falls in love with the younger Tissa, who is being offered in marriage by her father, to a young gypsy man. This marriage arrangement is according to custom. Tissa rejects her husband, claiming he is not able to consumate the marriage, and Bora joins her. They get a monk in the mountains to marry them. Unable to return to the Gypsy camp, Tissa tries to reach Belgrad on her own, but a couple of truck drivers rape her, and she does return in misery to her tribe. Meanwhile, Bora defends his honour the traditional way, in a knife duwl, and kills his opponent. Therefore he, too, must leave the tribe.
Kad budem mrtav i beo / When I Am Dead and Gone (1967) Zivojin Pavlovic, Dragan Nikolic, Ruzica Sokic, Neda Spasojevic, Drama, Music
The story about Jimmy the Dingy, a young vagabond who works as a seasonal worker. Having been sacked from the job, his dreams are to become a singer. As most of the things in the Balkans happen, he is destined to failure.
Hranjenik / The Fed One (1970) Vatroslav Mimica, Fabijan Sovagovic, Nikola-Kole Angelovski, Giuseppe Addobbati, Drama
Group of concentration camp prisoners is being constantly tortured by their Kappo. Since they are too weak to stand against him, they pick the strongest among themselves and feed him with parts of their rations.
Tragedy doesn’t come any more Dickensian in tone or Shakespearian in scope than this dark social drama of the disintegration of a little family of four. A series of small debts triggers the swift domino effect that unleashes chaos on a well-meaning working class dad who has the bad judgment to speak truth to power.