Death and the Dervish (film)

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The Dervish and Death
Directed by Zdravko Velimirović
Written by Zdravko Velimirović
Borislav Mihajlović-Mihiz
Meša Selimović (Novel)
Starring Voja Mirić
Bata Živojinović
Boris Dvornik
Olivera Katarina
Špela Rozin
Faruk Begolli
Branko Pleša
Abdurrahman Shala
Pavle Vujisić
Veljko Mandić
Music by Zoran Hristić
Cinematography Nenad Jovičić
Edited by Iva Kosi
Release date
  • 1974 (1974)
Running time
105 minutes
Country Yugoslavia
Language Serbo-Croatian

The Dervish and Death (Serbo-Croatian: ''Derviš i smrt'') is a 1974 Yugoslav film directed by Zdravko Velimirović based on the novel of the same name by Meša Selimović.

The film won Silver Arena (as second best film) and four Golden Arena awards at the 1974 Pula Film Festival, the Yugoslav national film awards festival, including Best Director (Zdravko Velimirović), Best Supporting Actor (Abdurrahman Shala), Best Cinematography (Nenad Jovičić) and Best Production Design (Vlastimir Gavrik).[1]

It was also Yugoslavia's submission to the 47th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.[2]


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  1. ^ "21. Festival igranog filma u Puli" (in Croatian). Pula Film Festival. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 24 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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