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Nemirni / The Naughty Ones (1967) Spela Rozin, Marko Todorovic, Dusica Zegarac

Nemirni (1967)
One night, after disastrous road accident, the eyewitnesses were claiming that they saw a woman behind the steering wheel. It was actually the four teenagers who have stolen Peugeot 404 to drive around for fun, but the girl who was with them left the car in the middle of highway. The boys have been chased by the police and they’ve crashed fatally. The police continues their intense search to find the fourth person.

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Okupacija u 26 slika / Occupation in 26 Pictures (1978) Lordan Zafranovic

Okupacija u 26 slika (1978)
Set in Dubrovnik, this drama chronicles a friendship, between three men, that began just before World War II. One of the men is of Italian origin, another is the wealthy heir of a shipping fortune, and the third is the son of a Jewish antique-store owner. Before the war, they are fast friends, enjoying one another’s company at carnivals and at a private fencing club. When the war comes, the Italians and Germans move in to create the state of Croatia. The Italian boy becomes a fascist and courts and marries the sister of his rich friend. Soon enough, atrocities are being committed, and anyone suspected of Jewish parentage, or of leftist leanings, is killed. The Jewish boy and the factory owner’s son escape the general roundup, take revenge for some of the indignities they and their families have suffered, and join the anti-fascist underground.

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Poseban tretman / Special Therapy (1980) Goran Paskaljevic

Poseban tretman (1980)
Dr. Ilic works in the hospital for compulsory treatment of alcoholics. By conducting his own “special treatment” through physical exercises, apple eating, the healing effects of listening to Wagner’s music and psychodrama, a group of six patients have been taken to visit the brewery where there is a problem of alcoholism in the workplace. The events that followed reveal that the doctor used his own way of treatment in order to express his own essentially despotic and hypocritical personality.

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Splav meduze / The Medusa Raft (1980) Karpo Acimovic-Godina, Olga Kacijan, Vladislava Milosavljevic, Boris Komnenic, Drama

Splav meduze (1980)
In the early 20’s there’s a group on anarchic artistic yugoslawian yahoos traipsing around the rural never-lands of what then was the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. The leader of the pack is a Serbian futurist/dadaist poet and bohemian Ljubisa Micic, who with his friends, lovers and partners, starts the highly ephemeral, Balkan’s own avant guard movement the Zenith(ism)! Odd things happen as they get mired in our lovely, mostly Panonian muddy roads, while the cablegrams and exchanges keep pouring from the source so diverse (and equally famous) as a Tristan Tzarra (auf Zurich!), Vladimir Vl. Majakovsky (auf Moskau!) or the beloved Italian futurist Marinetti!

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Lepa sela lepo gore / Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (1996) Srdjan Dragojevic, Dragan Bjelogrlic, Nikola Kojo, Dragan Maksimovic, Comedy, Drama, History

Lepa sela lepo gore (1996)
At the Belgrade army hospital, casualties of Bosnian civil war are treated. In the hospital they remember their youth and the war. Two young boys, Halil, a Muslim, and Milan, a Serb, have grown up together near a deserted tunnel linking the Yugoslav cities of Belgrade and Zagreb. They never dare go inside, as they believe an ogre resides there. Twelve years later, during the Bosnian civil war, Milan, who is trapped in the tunnel with his troop, and Halil, find themselves on opposing sides, fatefully heading toward confrontation.

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