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10 May 1971 (Yugoslavia) See more »
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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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The Citizen Kane of the Sixties! 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)

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)
"Mystery of Body" - International (English title) (alternative 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 Uden en trævl (1968)See more »

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17 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
The Citizen Kane of the Sixties!, 8 September 1999
Author: fez-9 from charleston, west virginia

WR is one of my two favorite films, and is widely considered by people knowledgable about the film and the era as "one of the most profound and humerous films of the decade". I call it the "Citizen Kane of the Sixties" because it did what the first "Citizen Kane" did earlier - it summarized the realities we all were living with in the Sixites in the Global Village - the reality of sexual repression in both the East and West, the horrors of the McCarthy Era in this country, the obsession with sports in Russia, etc., etc. It is no accident that a still from this film is on the cover of one of the greatest books on film, "Film As a Subversive Art" by film critic and founder of the NY Film Festival, Amos Vogel. I can understand why many Americans do NOT understand this film - the organization of the film, the two overlapping storylines, the music - all so different from the Hollywood material. However, it is considered by many including myself to be a masterpiece, as are all the films by its director, Dusan Makavejev. Together, he and Jean-Luc Godard are the two "Picassos" of film since WW II - and should both be held as two of the greatest filmmakers of all time.

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