Veliko Bulajic


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Veliko Bulajic rose to prominence with Vlak Bez Voznog Reda/ Train Without a Timetable (1959), a story of post-war rural poverty, Rat/ War/ Atomic War Bride (1960), Kozara (1962), starring Dragomir Felba, Ljubisa Samardzic, Milena Dravic and Velimir "Bata" Zivojinovic, and the partisan movie Pogled u Zjenicu Sunca/ Looking Into the Eyes of the Sun (1966), odissea di quattro partigiani, rileggono con occhio critico la Resistenza e la ricostruzione.

He specialized in international co-productions with Bitka na Neretvi/ Battle of Neretva (1969), photographed by Tomislav Pinter, the archetype of Yugoslavia's "communist western", starring Zivojinovic, Samardzic, Dravic and Pavle Vuisic (and even Orson Welles, Sergei Bondarchuk, Yul Brynner and Franco Nero), and Sarajevski Atentat/ The Sarajevo Assassination/ The Day That Shook the World (1975), about the assassination of archduke Franz Ferdinand that started World War I.

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