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THE FUGITIVE IN BELGRADE

Yugoslavia, 1956 (MIFF 1959, Programme 13)

Director: V. Pogacic

The plot of this wartime drama is woven into a background of underground activity during the German occupation of Yugoslavia. Illegal workers must be moved to safety, and Pavle. himself hunted by the police, must be contacted to this effect. During the liaison, he is recognised by the agent. Zeka, As luck would have it, the ensuing chase takes him to a friend's flat. The friend, fearful of the consequences, refuses to help, but his young son, Aca, eagerly hides him. Zika remains on guard after an unsuccessful search, and Pavle's one chance depends on Aca.

The film concludes with a comment on the effects of war upon human frailty.

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