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


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6 February 1968 (USA) See more »
After many adventures, a young female switchboard operator starts a love relationship with a serious young man... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
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

Directed by
Dusan Makavejev 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dusan Makavejev 
Branko Vucicevic 

Cinematography by
Aleksandar Petkovic 
Film Editing by
Katarina Stojanovic 
Production Design by
Vladislav Lasic 
Costume Design by
Jelisaveta Gobecki 
Makeup Department
Dragica Milivojevic .... makeup artist
Production Management
Aleksandar Krstic .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Branko Vucicevic .... assistant director
Zelimir Zilnik .... assistant director
Sound Department
Dusan Aleksic .... sound
Miodrag Petrovic-Sarlo .... sound editor
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Milanka Sultanovic .... wardrobe

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ljubavni slucaj ili tragedija sluzbenice P.T.T." - Yugoslavia (original title)
"An Affair of the Heart" - USA (festival title)
"A Love Affair" - Belgium (English title) (alternative title)
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79 min | USA:70 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-16 | USA:TV-MA (TV rating)

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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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Arguably Makavejev's finest work, 15 October 2012
Author: dragokin

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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