Production year: 1977
Duration: 89 minuta
In the early 1920’s, a new school year begins in a small Bosnian village beneath the mountain Grmec. For two young boys, Baja and Ike, it is the end of their childhood and times spent listening to their grandpa’s stories about bandits. The first day of school begins well for the two boys, especially for Baja who meets a girl, Veja, a refugee from Lika. However, another boy from the school, Joja, spoils the day and Baja and Ike’s relatives, the seven Raseta brothers, have to defend them. Moreover, all the villagers have problems with the gendarmerie, who take food and cattle from all those who cannot afford to pay the high taxes. A group of friendly bandits arrives to the village, returning the gendarmeries’ loot to the people. When the bandits flee to the hills, the Raseta brothers disappear with them. The gendarmerie calls up reinforcement and organizes a posse to track down the bandits. The kids, Baja, Ike and Veja believe Joja’s story that their relatives joined the bandits and begin searching for them…
Boris Dvornik (Dane Desnica), Ružica Sokić (teacher), Danilo Stojković (sergeant Munižaba), Slavko Simić (Rade Ćopić), Nikola Simić (Savatije), Mate Ergović (duke Trtonja), Ðuro Utješanović (Ðurđe Karabardak), Olivera Marković (old woman Jeka), Ramiz Pasic, Behar Susic, etc.
Country of production:
Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia (Socialist Republic of Croatia)
Branko Ćopić, Arsen Diklić, Vlastimir Radovanović, Vladimir Tadej
This adventure film for children is a quality example of the genre that was originated in the fifties by Branko Bauer with his films Sinji Galeb and Milijuni na otoku. The specific classification of this film is of the historical genre because the action takes place in the past.
Awards: Pula 1977 - Foto and Kodak Pathe awards for cinematography to Tomislav Pinter (together with Mecava and Vdovstvo Karoline Žašler)
Screening permit: from January 12, 1977
Note: Filmography of Yugoslav film states only Jadran film as a production house
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