The Rat Savior

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The Rat Saviour (Izbavitelj)
Directed by Krsto Papić
Produced by Jadran film
Written by Ivo Brešan
Krsto Papić
Zoran Tadić
(based on the novel by Alexander Grin)
Starring Ivica Vidović
Mirjana Majurec
Relja Bašić
Ilija Ivezić
Fabijan Šovagović
Branko Špoljar
Music by Brane Živković
Cinematography Ivica Rajković
Edited by Miroslava Kapić
Žana Gerova
Release dates
  • 26 October 1976 (1976-10-26)
Running time 80 minutes
Country SFR Yugoslavia
Language Serbo-Croatian

Izbavitelj is a 1976 Croatian horror Sci-Fi film directed by Krsto Papić. It was released in 1976, but won Best Film at the 1982 Fantasporto. The film was selected as the Yugoslav entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 49th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1]

In 1999, a poll of Croatian film critics found it to be one of the best Croatian films ever made.[2]


A man uncovers a race of intelligent rats who can appear as human. He is captured and taken to the rat people’s leader (the "savior" of the movie's title). He escapes, but then wonders who among his fellow humans is a rat person in disguise.


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  1. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  2. ^ ""Tko pjeva, zlo ne misli" najbolji hrvatski film svih vremena!". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). 1999-11-28. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 

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