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Films From Yugoslavia

During the last war the Slovenian city of Ljubljana became a prison, and here these events happened. ... The local collaborators of the occupiers capture a severely wounded leader of the Resistance movement. The command of the quisling "Home-guards" want at any cost to save his life for further ... Read more
A cartoon about an unusual pig which can sing. Alas, his public does not appreciate him, and he remains a misunderstood artist to the end of his days. ... Read more
The theme of The Ninth Circle is the suffering of men who have been condemned to death only because they were born at the wrong time on the wrong meridian, and under a six-pointed star. It is concerned, too, with those who could never accept this monstrous idea and who have fought with all their ... Read more
A cartoon about a man speaking in public. ... Read more
"I wanted to make a film, a message. 1 wanted it to be accepted by the" wider viewing public. The phenomenon of evil, violence, massacre in the animal world, is, in a way. identical to human aggression. The owl appears as the personification of evil, powerful and poised for destruction, and the ... Read more
The consequences of hanging one's own portrait on the wall... ... Read more
This Yugoslav film is set during the Nazi occupation. A group of young Communists plan to join the partisans and to take a famous poet along with them. The poet is caught by the Gestapo but is freed by the group; but the price for his liberation is a heavy one. ... The atmosphere is well captured ... Read more
The prayer of a doomed man is answered. ... Read more
A champion cyclist makes a momentous decision in the middle of a race. ... Read more
Animation of domestic hand-tools creates a metaphoric vision of human dignity. ... Read more
Here is a Marxist revolutionary comedy paying homage to both Karl and Groucho Marx. ... The revolution, which came in 1945 together with liberation, was militarily rough, but also inspired a lot of creative comment. ... The film looks at the relationship between the individual and the general ... Read more
The film shows miniatures from the famous Jewish book of the 14th century which was brought to Yugoslavia from Spain. It is now stored in the Sarajevo Museum. ... Read more
A satire on the bureaucratic aspects of modern administration. ... Read more
This is no science-fiction film, but scientific fiction with strong historical elements, and it covers more than one hundred years of our recent history, leading to the essential question whether there are yet unknown possibilities to overcome the present energy crisis, endless sources of energy we ... Read more
The spider closes the trilogy begun by the Fly and continued in Sisiphus. Containing the strongest moral message of the three, its tone is black. ... Read more
A man waits for transport... ... Read more
A long day in the life of a young mother. ... Read more
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From the mountains of Yugoslavia the rocky shores meet the sea in wonderful landscapes and towns. Old towns, lonely castles and mountain spurs wrapped in cloud confront the traveller on every journey. ... Read more
The work of the painter and graphic artist, Janez Bernik, is well known, both in Yugoslavia and beyond its borders. The paintings of this outstanding artist form the basic inspiration for the film, which deals with both Bernik's position in the world, and with modern art in general. ... Read more
This film was made for television, and is dedicated to the filmmakers of Czechoslovakia. ... It is structured around a young couple's first sexual encounter which is witnessed by three men. Our attention is upon the three men —a lazy bum, a voyeur, and his aggressive cousin —and on what ... Read more
In this allegory, a bird catcher uses the song of a caged male bird to catch females on the sticky branches of the bushes nearby. ... Read more
A bird whose wings are too weak to take it up into the air, longingly watches a group of happy fliers, among them a flying snail. However, the bird gets an idea and quickly constructs a flying machine and joins the others in the sky. The machine soon disintegrates, and the bird comes down to earth ... Read more
Zaninovic's derisive wit hits hardest in this parable on stubborn determination. A simple concept rendered adroitly. ... Read more
Cesare Zavattini, the script-writer of the Italian neo-realist films, Bicycle Thieves, Shoe Shine and Umberto D had an idea for a film which he later entitled The War. After negotiations, Jadran Film in Yugoslavia agreed to make this film according to Zavattini's scenario. ... The story is about ... Read more
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