Three for Happiness
|Three for Happiness|
Za srecu je potrebno troje DVD cover
|Za sreću je potrebno troje|
|Directed by||Rajko Grlić|
|Produced by||Sulejman Kapić|
|Written by||Rajko Grlić
|Music by||Bodan Arsovski
|Edited by||Živka Toplak|
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A man (Miki Manojlović) is forced by poverty and desperation to use a children's plastic gun to rob a small bank and gets captured. Three years later, he is released from prison and meets two women who will determine his fate.
- Miki Manojlović as Drago
- Mira Furlan as Zdenka Robić
- Bogdan Diklić as Jozo
- Vanja Drach as Ivan
- Dušan Jovanović as Željezničar
- Miodrag Krivokapić as Montenegrin Ticket Buyer
- Dubravka Ostojić as Nina Korbar
- Ksenija Pajić as Jagoda ("Strawberry")
- Mladen Budiščak as Pilar ("Sawyer")
- Nina Erak-Svrtan as Shoe Factory Shift Leader
- Drago Krča as Judge
- Vitomira Lončar as Telephone Operator
- Lana Golob as Shoe Factory Worker
- Mladen Crnobrnja as Krojač ("Tailor")
- Jadranka Matković as Shoe Factory Worker
- Damir Saban as Shoe Factory Worker
- Ljudevit Galić as Train Ticket Agent
The film won the FIPRESCI, Grand Prix and the Peter Karsten award for 'Best Script' by the International Federation of Film Critics for Rajko Grlić at the 1986 Valencia Festival of Mediterranean Cinema. It also won the Grand Prix at the Salso Film Festival in Italy, and many awards from Yugoslavian film festivals, including the Golden Arena for Scenography at the 1986 Pula Film Festival. The film was distributed in 14 countries.
Croatian film historian Ivo Škrabalo compared Three for Happiness unfavorably to Grlić's earlier works, noting more simplistic direction and failure to fulfill the genre's determinants. Škrabalo also remarked that the film steers clear of a more pronounced social criticism, limiting itself to showing contrast between social backgrounds.
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