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The beauty of vice

Social film

Zivko Nikolic

Short description:
In remote Montenegrian villages, it is a custom that a husband kills his wife with a hammer over a loaf of bread, if she is proven unfaithful. In such environment, a young married couple lives, bound for eternal fidelity. They live in poverty, and gladly accept an invitation from a man who left for the sea coast, in search for easy money, to follow his example. He gets a job in saltwork factory, and she starts to work as a cleaning lady in nudist camp. Traditionally brought up, she is terrified with nudity, especially when she is cleaning the apartment of two young foreigners who are amused by her confusion. Under their influence, she starts freeing her chained sensuality.

Centar film, Beograd

Zivko Nikolic

Zoran Simjanovic

Radoslav Vladic

Production design:
Miodrag Miric

Costume design:
Divna Jovanovic

Country of origin:
Jugoslavija, Srbija, Crna Gora

Film editing:
Zoltan Wagner

111 minutes

Widescreen, color



Alain Noury
as turista
Boro Begovic
Boro Stjepanovic
as sef pogona
Dobrila Cirkovic
Drago Malovic
Eva Balas (Ras)
as Zorzova zena
Gojko Kovacevic
Ines Kotman
as turistkinja
Milo Miranovic
Milutin (Mima) Karadzic
as Luka
Miodrag (Miki) Krstovic
Mira Banjac
as sefica na Adi
Mira Furlan
as Jaglika, Lukina zena
Mladen Nelevic
Petar Bozovic
as Zorzo
Svetolik Nikacevic
Veljko Mandic
Vesna Pecanac
as neverna zena
Zarko Lausevic

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