Production year: 1970
Duration: 90 minuta
A confused man waits for something, but it seems he must wait forever…
Ivica Vidović, Dragutin Dobričanin, Janez Hočevar, Rade Šerbedžija, Majda Kohek, Branko Milenković, Ljiljana Danilović, Fahro Konjhodžić, Zoran Longinović
Country of production:
Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia (Socialist Republic of Croatia)
After the failure of his earlier film Da li je umro dobar čovjek?, Fadil Hadžić engaged in another pretentious experiment and made this film. Like its predecessor, this film with almost no dialogue owes a lot to the “global messages” of the Zagreb animated film school. In this film, apart from relying heavily on Jacques Tati, Hadžić found major inspiration in the poetics of the theatre of the absurd, primarily in Beckett’s work. This prompted historian of Croatian cinema, Ivo Škrabalo, to describe the film as the Balkan version of Waiting for Godot. However, he pointed out, the persiflage did not succeed. The majority of critics agree with Škrabalo’s assessment.
Awards: Niš 1970 - Award for a comic role to Ivica Vidović
Screening permit: June 10, 1970
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