It Rains in My Village

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It Rains in My Village
Biće skoro propast sveta
Biće skoro propast sveta vhs cover.jpg
Directed by Aleksandar Petrović
Written by Aleksandar Petrović
Starring Annie Girardot
Ivan Palúch
Gidra Bojanić
Eva Ras
Mija Aleksić
Music by Aleksandar Petrović and Vojislav Kostić
Cinematography Alain Levent
Djordje Nikolić
Edited by Katarina Stojanović
Release date
Running time
84 minutes


Official Website [1]

It Rains in My Village (Serbo-Croatian: Biće skoro propast sveta or literal translation "The End of the World Is Nigh") is a 1968 Yugoslav film by Serbian director Aleksandar Petrović.


A mentally challenged girl is defended by a young man who takes care of pigs. He gets into a fight with the local saloon keeper, prompting the man to get the boy drunk and bribe a priest into marrying the boy to the unfortunate girl. A female teacher arrives in town to teach women how to paint. She uses the young boy as a model and then as a toy for her pleasure. The teacher subsequently takes another lover and abandons the young man, claiming that she was unaware of his marriage. The young boy eventually kills his wife, but his father takes the blame for the crime and confesses his sins before he dies in prison. As a conclusion to this sad movie, the townspeople punish the young boy for what he has done.


Typical "film noire"[1] plot of the film is not the main message of the film. The film is about fighting good against evil, and how criticism of government by Petrović reached another level as battle between good, in the character of mentally challenged Goca, and evil, in most of the characters in the film. Other themes that run through the movie are: selfishness, prudence, jealousy, rejection of right values, and the decline of society. The end of the movie shows how easy evil can be spread and infect people who are in touch with it.



The film was nominated for a Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival.[2] The film was also selected as the Yugoslavian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 41st Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[3]

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  1. ^ See, e.g., Biesen (2005), p. 1; Hirsch (2001), p. 9; Lyons (2001), p. 2; Silver and Ward (1992), p. 1; Schatz (1981), p. 112. Outside the field of noir scholarship, "dark film" is also offered on occasion; see, e.g., Block, Bruce A., The Visual Story: Seeing the Structure of Film, TV, and New Media (2001), p. 94; Klarer, Mario, An Introduction to Literary Studies (1999), p. 59.
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: It Rains in My Village". Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  3. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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