Production year: 1989
Duration: oko 120 minuta
Technique: 35mm, standard, color
A young officer of the Yugoslav National Army, Neven Pendelj, is the best student in his class at the Military Academy in Belgrade. Instead of enjoying his service in the capital city, he chooses to serve in a garrison in a secluded part of the country in Montenegro, close to Dubrovnik. Due to this his relationship with his girlfriend Dina grows cold, but in his new surroundings, he meets many new friends and the beautiful Mejra.
Vicko Ruić (Neven Pendelj), Dragan Bjelogrlić (Žarko Ninkov), Danilo Lazović (captain Zarija Mali), Miodrag Krivokapić (lieutenant Koprivica), Mia Begović (Dina), Branka Puljić (Mejra), Branimir Vidić (Hromi Petar), Dragan Jovanović (Ceper), Slavko Juraga (Brko), Božidarka Frajt (Neven’s mother), Milena Dravić (Žarko’s mother), Petar Baničević (Mejra’s father), Rada Ðuričin (Mejra’s mother), Nada Gačešić-Livaković (Fatima), Rade Marković (Popovski), Dragomir Felba (grandpa Milašin), etc.
Country of production:
Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia (Socialist Republic of Serbia)
After Šorak’s success with the film Officer With a Rose with critics and the viewers, Zastava Film, a production house owned by the Yugoslav National Army specializing in propaganda and ideologically colored films about the Yugoslav army, hired him to make this feature film. Its main task was to glorify a model officer of the Yugoslav army. Siniša Kovačević, who is today one of the most respectable Serbian dramatists wrote the screenplay. This film was tauntingly referred to as the Yugoslav Top Gun, and it failed to capture the interest of either critics or audiences.
Screening permit: from January 19, 1989