Occupation in 26 Pictures

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Occupation in 26 Pictures
Directed by Lordan Zafranović
Written by Lordan Zafranović
Mirko Kovač
Starring Frano Lasić
Cinematography Karpo Ačimović Godina
Edited by Josip Remenar
Release date(s)
  • 1978 (1978)
Running time 116 minutes
Country Yugoslavia
Language Croatian

Occupation in 26 Pictures, also known as Occupation in 26 Tableaux (Croatian: Okupacija u 26 slika), is a 1978 Yugoslavian war film directed by Lordan Zafranović. It was entered into the 1979 Cannes Film Festival.[1] The film was selected as the Yugoslav entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 51st Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[2]

Plot[edit]

It shows three friends just before World War II in Dubrovnik - Miho (a Jew), Niko (a Croat) and Toni (an Italian) - who during the war undergo different fates. Toni joins the Ustaše. Miho's family becomes a target of prosecution. Niko's sister marries Toni in despite of her family's wishes. Niko after all joins the partisans.

Controversies[edit]

The film was controversial due to many things. In the communist Yugoslavia it was scandalous because of too many sex and violence scenes.[3] Naturalistic portrayal of the widespread Ustaše atrocities made this film despised in the independent Croatia as an instance of anti-Croat sentiment.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Occupation in 26 Pictures". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-05-24. 
  2. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  3. ^ a b A booklet with the film, Jutarnji list 2012, ISBN 978-953-7770-73-0

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