Production year: 1984
Duration: 103 minute
Technique: 35mm standard, color
Aćimović - Godina Karpo
The story takes place in Lika in 1918, at the end of WW I. A gendarmerie station is situated in a secluded area of the mountain Velebit, bordering the area controlled by a group of criminals, led by Todor Strašni. No one knows what is going to happen the next day. Will Austria-Hungary, which is represented by the gendarmerie, survive? The gendarmerie chief, Cokula, manages to establish a civil relationship with the criminals, but at the same time awaits his chance to capture Todor…
Miodrag Krivokapić (Cokula), Velimir Bata Živojinović (Todor Strašni), Mustafa Nadarević (Paragraf), Kruno Šarić (American), Danko Ljuština, Fabijan Šovagović, Tanja Bošković, Vicko Ruić (anarchist), Boris Buzančić, Ilija Ivezić, Zdenko Jelčić i dr.
Country of production:
Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia (Socialist Republic of Croatia/Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Dejan Šorak based his feature film debut on a combination of comical and absurd elements as well as references (the title itself is an ironical paraphrase of the famous Western by Edwin Porter The Great Train Robbery to Slobodan Šijan’s poetics. Although Šorak did not entirely succeed in his attempts, his film still manages to convincingly reconstruct the atmosphere and the time of its events. In addition, he chose good actors and overall it corresponds well to the Western genre, which it obviously uses as its model.
Screening permit: from July 11, 1984
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