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Release Date:
10 May 1971 (Yugoslavia) See more »
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Plot:
A dense film that cuts up footage of a primary plot of two young Yugoslavian girls, one a politico and the other a sexpot... See more » | Add synopsis »
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3 wins See more »
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Hardly boring - interesting filmmaking and commentary See more (32 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)
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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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Additional Details

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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Included in Roger Ebert's Great Movies.See more »
Quotes:
Radmilovic:Gentlemen, in our Democracy, everyone is entitled to a doughnut. Some get the doughnut, others get the hole in the doughnut.See more »
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References The Mating Urge (1959)See more »

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16 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Hardly boring - interesting filmmaking and commentary, 1 October 2000
Author: fiddybop from Berkeley, CA

I completely disagree with the comments of the previous reviewer. Personally knowing very little about the Orgone or Wilhelm Reich, I derived great enjoyment from this film. In fact, I popped in on the TV just to get an idea of its style and structure (without planning to watch it right then) and ended up getting sucked in and watched it all the way through. Makavejev's filmmaking (that I've seen) is quite different from the norm, but not in an overly self-conscious or self-serving way, like Hal Hartley's efforts. "WR" is egoless, simply using film to draw parallels and make observations that are done quite effectively in Makavejev's unique style. It reminded me of the "I am Curious" films, but those are also a bit too self-conscious for me. I also highly recommend Sweet Movie, a later film of his. I only wanted to post these comments in light of the previous user's comments, as we should all remain aware of how subjective one's tastes are from another's. I didn't like the previous user making such blanket statements like "I suppose it might be watchable enough for people who are familiar with Reich, but if you aren't, then I strongly urge you to avoid this film at all costs." when tastes are obviously so variant - remember, I knew barely anything about WR or the Orgone, and enjoyed the film tremendously. Thanks for your time.

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