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A film originally shot in 1941, directed by Yugoslav screenwriter, actor and acrobat Dragoljub Aleksić. If it hadn’t been for the Nazi censors, it would have been the first ever all-talking feature made in Serbia. Flash forward to 1968: Makavejev unearthed this long-forgotten gem and enriched its original content with newsreel footage of Aleksić athletic feats and filmed interviews with the surviving members of the initial cast. The final outcome is less a typical film than a “montage of attractions,” celebrating Yugoslavian customs, folklore, and humor.
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Direction: Dušan Makavejev
Script: Dušan Makavejev
Cinematography: Branko Perak, Stevan Mišković
Editing: Ivanka Vukasović
Music: Vojislav Kostić
Actors: Dragoljub Aleksić, Ana Milosavljević, Vera Jovanović-Šegvić, Bratoljub Gligorijević, Ivan Živković, Pera Milosavljević
Producer/Producers: Boško Savić
Format: 35mm
Color: Color/B&W
Production Country: Yugoslavia
Production Year: 1968
Duration: 75΄
Contact: British Film Institute,
Awards/Distinctions: FIPRESCI Prize, Silver Bear/Special Jury Prize – Berlin IFF 1968, Gold Hugo – Chicago IFF 1968