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Release Date:
10 May 1971 (Yugoslavia) See more »
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Plot:
A homage to the work of psychologist Wilhelm Reich, matched with a story about a Yugoslavian girl's affair with a Russian skater. Sexual repression, social systems and the orgone theory are explored. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Not your run of the mill film. See more (31 total) »

Cast

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Milena Dravic ... Milena
Ivica Vidovic ... Vladimir Ilyich
Jagoda Kaloper ... Jagoda
Tuli Kupferberg ... US Soldier
Zoran Radmilovic ... Radmilovic

Jackie Curtis ... Herself
Miodrag Andric ... Soldier
Zivka Matic ... Landlady
Dragoljub Ivkov
Nikola Milic
Milan Jelic
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim Buckley ... Himself
Betty Dodson ... Herself
Mikheil Gelovani ... Joseph Stalin (archive footage)
Nancy Godfrey ... Herself
Zedong Mao ... Himself (archive footage)
Wilhelm Reich ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Dusan Makavejev 
 
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Dusan Makavejev 

Produced by
Dusan Makavejev .... producer
Svetozar Udovicki .... producer
 
Original Music by
Bojana Marijan 
 
Cinematography by
Aleksandar Petkovic 
Predrag Popovic  (as Pega Popovic)
 
Film Editing by
Ivanka Vukasovic 
 
Production Design by
Dragoljub Ivkov 
 
Costume Design by
Mirjana Ostojic 
 
Makeup Department
Zorica Randic .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Srdjan Ilic .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ratko Ilic .... assistant director
Bojana Marijan .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Miodrag Petrovic-Sarlo .... sound editor (as Sarlo)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Zivorad Nesic .... assistant camera
 
Other crew
Ljubica Petrovic .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"W.R. - Misterije organizma" - Yugoslavia (original title)
"W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism" - USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
84 min | Sweden:85 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Banned in Yugoslavia immediately after release.See more »
Quotes:
Soldier:My Three is a spree! My Four likes to score!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Zabranjeni bez zabrane (2007) (V)See more »

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28 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Not your run of the mill film., 13 January 2003
Author: Tom DeFelice from Leominster Mass USA

I saw this originally at a showing at the British Film Institute years ago and it blew my mind. Every film student should see it. A subversive mix of politics and sex, it shows just how boring and middle class Monty Python, the Farrelly Brothers, et al really are. A non sequitur to the 9th degree, it shows the power that cinema can have on an audience. Considering the age of this film, it is incredible how outrageous it is. Once you've seen it, you will never forget it. It is truly a land mark film in the realm of the surreal. A must viewing for everyone.

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