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394 Ratings

Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator

Ljubavni slucaj ili tragedija sluzbenice PTT

Directed by Dušan Makavejev
Yugoslavia, 1967
Drama

Synopsis

Makavejev’s second feature is an endlessly surprising, time-shifting exploration of love and freedom, about a tragic romance between a young telephonist and a middle-aged rodent sanitation specialist in Belgrade.

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Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator Directed by Dušan Makavejev

Critics reviews

These elements are all important here; we must consider films like this through a cultural and geopolitical lens. But Love Affair or The Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator, despite its horrors, is also such stunning fun.
March 17, 2017
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Rueful investigation, radical lament, and saucy sex skit, the film celebrates the force of sexuality even as it clashes, tragically, with traditional ideology.
January 14, 2008
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