Rajko Grlic


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Rajko Grlic Croatian director Rajko Grlic studied at Prague's famous FAMU school and debuted with Kud Puklo da Puklo/ Whichever Way the Ball Bounces (1974).

He rose to prominence with Bravo Maestro (1978), scripted with Srdjan Karanovic, starring Rade Serbedzija as a bohemian composer, and with the tragic love story Samo Jednom se Ljubi/ You Only Love Once (1981), set in the early Tito era.

Srdan Karanovic collaborated with Rajko Grlic (now a screenwriter) for the philosophical Miris Poljskog Cveca/ Fragrance of Wild Flowers (1977), Petrijin Venae/ Petrija’s Wreath (1980), a historical saga set in a mining community, and Jagode u Grlu/ A Throatful of Strawberries (1985), about the reunion of four former students, all born in 1945 a sort of Yugoslav version of Ettore Scola's C'Eravamo tanto Amati/ We All Loved Each Other So Much.

U Raljama Zivota/ In the Jaws of Life (1984), an adaptation of Dubravka Ugresic's novel,

Za Srecu je Potrebno Trole/ Three’s Happiness (1985)

Đavolji Raj/ That Summer of White Roses (1989)

Caruga (1991) is an adaptation of Ivan Kusan's novel.

Josephine (2002)

Karaula/ The Border Post (2006) is an adaptation of Ante Tomic's novel "Ništa nas ne Smije Iznenaditi".

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