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The Master and Margaret (1972)
"Il maestro e Margherita" (original title)

 -  Drama | Fantasy | Horror  -  November 1980 (USA)
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The Master and Margaret (1972) is based on the eponymous book by Mikhail A. Bulgakov. The film is set in the Soviet Union under Stalin, it has several story-lines, that are intertwined. ... See full summary »

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Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic ...
Korovjev (as Bata Zivojinovic)
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Azazelo (as Pavle Vujisic)
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Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic ...
Bobov (as Danilo Stojkovic)
Fahro Konjhodzic
Zlatko Madunic ...
Oskar Danilovic
Radomir Reljic
Janez Vrhovec ...
Branka Veselinovic
Eugen Verber
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The Master and Margaret (1972) is based on the eponymous book by Mikhail A. Bulgakov. The film is set in the Soviet Union under Stalin, it has several story-lines, that are intertwined. Maestro Nikolai Masoudov (Tognazzi), a talented writer, and his assistant Margaret (Farmer), are working on a biblical story of Pontius Pilate (Tadic). The Satan - Woland (Cuny), and his lieutenants, are harassing Master by surveillance, by killing his friend, and sending another friend to Gulag prison in Siberia. Victimized by their harassment, Master becomes paranoid, and is locked up in a mental institution. Margaret is trying to save him regardless of the danger. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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Outdated and Unmoving Film

Although the film deals with one of the best known Russian literature writers, the film itself fails on most accounts, namely because it does not deal with the tendency for times to change, with the expulsion of communist Russia, this film no longer has any prominent themes to explore and on top of that, it was done by an Italian filmed on the streets of Belgrade. It is very boring at times with unmotivated and stiff acting by most of the leagues and it is a period piece. The ending was the only thing redeeming about it and I would just rate it as an average piece of work.....


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