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The Master and Margaret (1972)

Il maestro e Margherita (original title)
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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Korovjev (as Bata Zivojinovic)
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Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic ...
Bobov (as Danilo Stojkovic)
Fahro Konjhodzic
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Oskar Danilovic
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Isus Hristos
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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Italian censorship visa # 60900 delivered on 6-9-1972. See more »

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Version of Pilatus und andere - Ein Film für Karfreitag (1972) See more »

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Maestro e Margherita,II (1972) is a visual masterpiece and a brave ethical statement
22 April 2003 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Aleksandar Petrovic's 'Maestro e Margherita, II (1972) is a visual masterpiece and probably the most important 'dissident' movie from former Yugoslavia. Unlike other dissident films such as 'Kako Sam Sistematski Unisten od Idiota' or 'Varljivo Leto '68' it is brave, straightforward, intelligent and funny. On the other hand, its criticism of greed and hypocrisy resembles the work of yet another Yugoslav director, Dusan Makavejev's 'Sweet Movie'.Although the film retains opulent 'mysticism' and spirituality of Bulgakov's novel 'Master and Margarita' it nevertheless additionally depicts local atmosphere and political circumstances of than uncomfortable Yugoslav reality. The film was banned for about 20 years. However, it successfully survives and continues to present recent past in an unique and brave way.


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