Charuga (film)

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Directed byRajko Grlić
Produced byVesna Mort
Mladen Koceić
Written byRajko Grlić
StarringIvo Gregurević
Davor Janjić
Music byGoran Bregović
CinematographySlobodan Trninić
Edited byAndrija Zafranović
Distributed byFacets Multimedia Distribution (video)
Release date
  • 11 April 1991 (1991-04-11)
Running time
108 min.
(coproduction of Croatia and Slovenia)

Charuga (Čaruga) is a 1991 Yugoslav film directed by Rajko Grlić. Based on the novel by Ivan Kušan, it tells a true story about legendary Slavonian bandit Jovo Stanisavljević Čaruga.

During its premiere, Charuga was described as "the last Yugoslav film", because its theatrical run coincided with the process of the Yugoslav break-up and escalation of conflict into the Croatian War of Independence.

Others saw film as an allegoric portrayal of the rise and fall of Communism,[1] because the film's protagonist (played by Ivo Gregurević) used Communism as a pretext to get rich and enjoy luxurious lifestyle.


  1. ^ Damir Radić (27 March 2006). "Za široku publiku" [For general audience]. Nacional (in Croatian) (541). Archived from the original on 4 August 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2012.

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