Cruelly manipulated into marrying an unfortunate woman with mental disabilities, a young swineherd engages a newly arrived teacher in town in a passionate love affair, which leads to heartache, deception, murder and an incredibly noble sacrifice. Written and directed by Aleksandar Petrovic, this downbeat drama explores the intriguing ways in which various characters cope with betrayal, disappointment and revenge.
Aleksandar “Saša” Petrović was one of the most acclaimed and successful Yugoslav directors, born in 1929. in Paris. Studied film directing at the prestigious Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague (1947/48). His studies remained unfinished due to the political aggravation between Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia at the time and he was forced to return to homeland. He graduated Art History in Belgrade (1955). Filmmaker since 1948. in various projects. At first, assisting to other directors and shooting documentaries. Awarded several times for his early works in these movies including very successful documentaries Let nad mocvarom (1956), Petar Dobrovic (1958), Putevi (1959) and Sabori (1963). After two films with various success and acclamation (Dvoje in 1961 and Dani in 1963) he directs very successful war drama Tri (Three, 1965) which won raves from critics in Yugoslavia and Europe and an Best Foreign Language… read more