Production year: 1972
Duration: oko 90 minuta
Technique: 35mm widescreen, color
Young man and a girl, who have met recently, come to a river. By the river is the strange fisherman Milivoj who sees the young couple. He follows them and watches their sexual interaction. A group of young men, pop-musicians, also follows and observes the young couple…
Rade Šerbedžija (wanton young man), Igor Galo (Milivoj), Jasna Mihaljinec (girl), Stipe Belobrk (young man), Mišo Kovač (older man), Mile Rupčić (young man with a camera), Franjo Majetić (runner), Mato Ergović (blind fisherman)
Country of production:
Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia (Socialist Republic of Croatia)
Marijan Arhanić, Davorin Stipetić
This is an interesting and relatively intriguing film. The story is set in an atmospheric river landscape surrounded with shrubbery, puddles and sandy dunes. The authors insisted at the time on showing the fashionably estranged relations between young people on one hand and on the other their wantonness, and eventually on the emptiness of their existence. In that sense this film is undoubtedly stereotypical, but in many details there is an apparent shift towards the unconventional. The film even suggests the latent homosexuality of the character played by Rade Šerbedžija, and there is a mild hint of sadomasochism in the relationship between a young man and girl.
Awards: Pula 72' - Jury’s award to the debutant director
Golden Reef magazine Studio to the best debutant director (together with Srđan Karanović)
Screening permit: from July 13, 1972
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