Medeni mjesec film

Production year: 1983

Duration: 114 minuta

Technique: 35mm widescreen, color


Babić, Nikola

Production house:
FRZ Medeni mjesec
Croatia film

Pivčević Andrija

Twenty-year-old Marko Bilogora works as cashier in a small store in the Slavonian village of Grabik. His life would have continued smoothly had it not been for Mile Razjap, a criminal from Zagreb, who seduces Gordana, Marko’s great love. Disappointed, Marko leaves Grabik for Zagreb where he is “adopted” by a possessive entrepreneur, Vanda, who leads him into a life of luxury - populated by criminals. Vanda brags in front of her friends that her lover is a real stallion and in her absence her friends decide to try Marko out. Vanda cannot forgive him that. At the same time, police inspector Rajko starts detangling a net of prostitution, drug smuggling and corruption. Eventually Marko returns to Grabik.

Slobodan Milovanović, Biserka Ipša, Nada Abrus, Ljubiša Samardžić (police inspector), Pavle Vuisić (Lazar), Tošo Jelić, Zvonko Lepetić, Ilija Ivezić, Fabijan Šovagović, etc.

Country of production:
Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia (Socialist Republic of Croatia)

Nikola Babić (based on the novel Marko na mukama by Zvonimir Majdak)

Music by:
Alfi Kabiljo

Edited by:
Boris Erdelji

Set designer:
Željko Senečić

Costume designer:

Medeni mjesec described as the first Croatian pornographic film and even though such a description is overblown, it is a fact that this film by Nikola Babić heavily relies on the poetics of soft porn. Erotic, sexual and provocative scenes, which paved way for the first Croatian and Yugoslav hardcore porno-film (Zvonimir Maycug ’s Oaza), are combined with a criminal story set in Zagreb within a made up criminal milieu (which later influenced Živorad Tomić’s film Diploma za smrt). Oriented toward exploitation and pretty much unconvincing, the importance of this film is primarily historical - it is the first Croatian film that openly and intensively treats sexuality and suggests organized crime (in its “proto variant”).

Screening permit: from June 30, 1983

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