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Nedeljni rucak / Sunday Lunch (1982) Milan Jelic, Velimir ‘Bata’ Zivojinovic, Milena Dravic, Karlo Bulic, Drama

Nedeljni rucak AKA Sunday Lunch (1982)
A story about a surgeon, highly regarded man who, in his fifties, falls into a crisis. Logic on which he built his life starts to fail. He feels torn between his wife and his young lover, and he doesn’t find any pleasure in his work so finds an opportunity to climb the social ladder potentially fulfilling. But neither his lover nor power cannnot fulfill his dream of a new and different life. Overcoming the crises, he returns to his family, the reality he couldn’t escape.

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Die Brücke am Ibar / My Beautiful Country (2012) Michaela Kezele, Zrinka Cvitesic, Misel Maticevic, Andrija Nikcevic, Drama, Romance, War

My Beautiful Country (2012)
Kosovo, 1999. As the civil war between Serbs and Albanians rages, hatred has replaced tolerance, and towns are brutally divided along ethnic lines. The young Serbian widow Danica lives with her two sons Vlado and Danilo in a predominantly Serbian community close to a small town which the River Ibar divides into an Albanian and a Serbian section. The death of Danica’s husband at the hands of the Albanians has left profound traces in the family. Little Danilo has not spoken a word since, and Vlado has become a hooky-playing loner who dreams of owning a bright blue bicycle. In order to be able to afford it, he dives into the Ibar every day to catch fish which the kiosk owner buys from him for a few coins. In spite of the war, everyone in the community strives to lead normal lives. But one day, Danica returns from town to find a seriously injured Kosovo-Albanian soldier, Ramiz, in her house.

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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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