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Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator (1967)
"Ljubavni slucaj ili tragedija sluzbenice P.T.T." (original title)

 -  Drama  -  6 February 1968 (USA)
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After many adventures, young female switchboard operator starts a love relationship with a serious young man. But while he's away on business, she gets lonely and succumbs to her ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Eva Ras ...
Izabela, telefonistkinja
Slobodan Aligrudic ...
Ahmed, sanitarni inspektor
Ruzica Sokic ...
Ruza, Izabelina koleginica
Miodrag Andric ...
Mica, postar i zavodnik
Aleksander Kostic ...
Ekspert za seksualna pitanja (as Dr Aleksandat Dj Kostic)
Zivojin Aleksic ...
Ekspert za kriminalistiku (as Dr Zivojin L Aleksic)
Dragan Obradovic ...
Obducent (as Dr Dragan Obradovic)
Rade Ljubisavljevic ...
Vodoinstalater
Aca Tadic ...
Jorgandzija
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After many adventures, young female switchboard operator starts a love relationship with a serious young man. But while he's away on business, she gets lonely and succumbs to her colleague's passes. When the boyfriend returns, he gets into fight with the impregnated girl that ends up tragically with a killing. Written by nixona

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An Affair of the Heart  »

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The film was initially refused a UK certificate by the BBFC owing to shots of pubic hair, though the distributor himself partly ruined its chances by ignoring the film's creative aspects and instead telling censor John Trevelyan "I am sending you a film with a few tits in it. I don't think much of it but I can sell it to the sex theaters". It was eventually passed with minor cuts in 1969 and released fully uncut on video in 1996. See more »

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Arguably Makavejev's finest work
15 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

The combination of almost documentary approach with non-linear storytelling makes Love Affair arguably Makavejev's finest work.

The documentary approach, including a lot of archive footage, echoes Innocence Unprotected (Nevinost bez zaštite) as we follow common people during what turned out to be socialism's heyday in former Yugoslavia.

Non-linear storytelling has later been driven to the excess in WR: Mysteries of Organism (WR: Misterije organizma) rendering Love Affair much more accessible.

This must have been an extraordinary movie at the time, along with rather brave Eva Ras in one of the lead roles.


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