Tag Archives: serbian
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.
Lavirint / Labyrinth (2002) Miroslav Lekic, Dragan Nikolic, Maja Sabljic, Branislav Lecic, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
An aging gambler and womanizer Pop returns home after 20 years, haunted by the suicide of his friend Zoran Radosavljevic. A series of events make him question whether his suicide was actually murder. Trying to find the answer gets him lost in an Arian labyrinth, where he tries to atone for his sins and save his life.
Urnebesna tragedija / The Tragic Burlesque (1995) Goran Markovic, Vojislav Brajovic, Danilo ‘Bata’ Stojkovic, Dragan Nikolic, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
In a way of protesting for inhuman living conditions and the shortage of medications caused by the disintegration of Yugoslavia and its sanctions, a doctor in a hospital decides to close his clinic for mental illness. His wish is to return the patients to their homes or give them to someone who is willing to accept them temporarily. Since one of the patients is planning to “get married” the doctor takes all the patients out on the street and uses the wedding as an excuse. A person “who can not fly” goes out to the streets with them, but he only exists as a person in the minds of the patients. However, trouble starts arising on the first step they take outside the clinic. In freedom the patients (not used to the games of the “normal society”) start doing whatever they want to or feel like, not paying attention to and ignoring the chaos they are causing…
Kad ljubav zakasni / Love Isn’t Always on Time (2014) Ivan Stefanovic, Milos Bikovic, Brankica Sebastijanovic, Dusanka Stojanovic, Drama, Romance
Radmilo lawyer who spent years in love with Ljiljana. Although the most eligible bachelor in Palanka, his small town. He refused all offers of marriage, and wants to marry Ljiljana, who plans to marry Momchila.
Every Sunday, lonely bachelor and refined judge Mladen goes to play chess with his friend, sculptor Fedji. Slowly, he engages in a love affair with Neda, Fedia’s wife, and almost invisibly, a love triangle forms. Chess board is the central part of the film, as moves on the board reflect emotions of the characters.