Down 6,934 this week

Izbavitelj (1976)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  1976 (Yugoslavia)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 369 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 12 critic

A poor writer discovers that a species of rats has banded together to impersonate humans and supplant them unnoticed, in a manner reminiscent of the transformations in Eugene Ionesco's ... See full summary »



(adaptation), (novel), 2 more credits »
0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

Favorites of FantasticFest 2014

FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 26 Aug 2012
a list of 111 titles
created 28 Jan 2013
list image
a list of 32 titles
created 14 Mar 2013
a list of 158 titles
created 27 Sep 2013
a list of 21 titles
created 2 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Izbavitelj" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Izbavitelj (1976)

Izbavitelj (1976) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Izbavitelj.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Stigma (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The death of Sebastian's father engenders in him pathological fears and hallucinations. His death wishes seem to cause horrible accidents, which he is unable to control. When his older ... See full summary »

Director: José Ramón Larraz
Stars: Christian Borromeo, Alexandra Bastedo, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A single teacher allows a stranger to share his home with him before it is to be torn down by developers. The stranger has a fascination with statistics, and claims he can predict crimes ... See full summary »

Director: Zoran Tadic
Stars: Ivica Vidovic, Fabijan Sovagovic, Bozidarka Frajt
Infection (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In a fictional Central European country democracy and freedom are only illusion, because behind polished surface there's many cases of murders and manipulations with the people. Police and ... See full summary »

Director: Krsto Papic
Stars: Leon Lucev, Lucija Serbedzija, Sven Medvesek
The Third Key (1983)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A young couple have settled in a new flat. Soon somebody begins watching them and they receive great amounts of money from an unknown sender.

Director: Zoran Tadic
Stars: Bozidar Alic, Vedrana Medjimorec, Franjo Majetic
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Vera Chytilová
Stars: Leos Sucharípa, Libuse Pospísilová, Vlasta Spicnerová
Zelda (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Henry Davis and Zelda are a couple with peculiar sexual tastes. In order to have more freedom, they send their daughter Ingrid to study in a school away from home. They have a relationship ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Cavallone
Stars: Maria Pia Luzi, James Harris, Margaret Rose Keil
Snowland (2005)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In the snowy landscape of Lapland, a newly-widowed writer discovers the traces of a bygone love story through which she finds a way back to her own life.

Director: Hans W. Geissendörfer
Stars: Thomas Kretschmann, Julia Jentsch, Maria Schrader
The She-Butterfly (TV Movie 1973)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Story follows young man Strahinja who is in love with a local beauty Radojka, but their relationship has an obstacle - her father Zivan, who considers Strahinja as nothing but a loser. To ... See full summary »

Director: Djordje Kadijevic
Stars: Mirjana Nikolic, Petar Bozovic, Slobodan Perovic
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Ljubisa Ristic
Stars: Inge Appelt, Ena Begovic, Janez Bermez
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A science fiction writer is gifted with the ability to materialize his thoughts and inadvertently brings a group of aliens to Earth.

Director: Dusan Vukotic
Stars: Zarko Potocnjak, Lucie Zulová, Ksenia Prohaska
Zenabel (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Zenable, a young woman from a humble background, discovers that she is actually the daughter of a Spanish nobleman who was killed by a ruthless don, Alonso, who took the title. So Zenable ... See full summary »

Director: Ruggero Deodato
Stars: Lucretia Love, John Ireland, Lionel Stander
Iluzija (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The story of an inter-generational conflict between two brothers of completely different political and secular views.

Director: Krsto Papic
Stars: Slobodan Dimitrijevic, Marija Lojk, Vanja Drach


Cast overview, first billed only:
Ivica Vidovic ...
Ivan Gajski
Mirjana Majurec ...
Sonja Boskovic
Relja Basic ...
Izbavitelj / Gradonacelnik
Fabijan Sovagovic ...
Profesor Martin Boskovic
Ilija Ivezic ...
Sef policije
Branko Spoljar ...
Petar Dobric ...
Mestar ceremonije na stakorskoj zabavi
Edo Perocevic ...
Ana Hercigonja ...
Prodavacica djecijih kapica
Zvonimir Ferencic ...
Boris Festini ...
Zdenka Trach ...
Mirko Boman ...
Djelatnik gradske cistoce
Fahro Konjhodzic ...
Jovan Stefanovic ...


A poor writer discovers that a species of rats has banded together to impersonate humans and supplant them unnoticed, in a manner reminiscent of the transformations in Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros, or the covert conspiracy of pod-people in The Invasion of the Body Snatchers. This film's story is based on a book by the Soviet writer Alexander Greene. Written by Ørnås

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Horror | Sci-Fi


See all certifications »




Release Date:

1976 (Yugoslavia)  »

Also Known As:

The Rat Savior  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Obscure and minor but still fun Slavic horror
30 January 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A strange film this, this Invasion of the Bodysnatchers aping affair from Soviet era Yugoslavia. Quite pointed in its criticisms, its notion of poverty and decay giving rise to seductive, destructive, downright monstrous collectivism. And a new movement not just monstrous but ah!, shock horror! decadent also. Seems to have survived intact though, I guess the censor must have been sleeping on the job or else just passed it through as a moonshine delusion (being as how its fairly weird and all). So for a plot, a homeless writer takes refuge in an abandoned hotel and spies a party of rat people, if this weren't unnerving enough they plan to kill the father of the winsome lass on whom his sights are set. So they come together, trying to come up with a rat person poison whilst eluding infection themselves. To be honest stripped from context this is actually pretty mundane stuff, but well arranged, it wraps about the attention like some piece of anthology science fiction, with the same sort of pattern of minor jolts building to stronger, risings and fallings to an ending of suitable ambiguity. There's suspicion in the outset that all may be delusion, and so a two pronged potential, evil as delusion superimposed on order, or perhaps order itself as a manner of madness. This leads to little though, the film generally evades attempts to not be taken as literal narrative (even if it is allegory). Still, as a time filling science fiction curio this hits enough of the right beats. Ivica Vidovic is a solid enough hero, run down and freaked out but well capable of handling himself in crisis, and he has able support from Fabijab Sovagovic as a helpful elderly scientist and Mirjana Majurec bears pleasing wisps of light and charm as his lovely daughter. There's some restrained but creepy effects work though little actual violence to speak of and the full fledged creature design towards the end is a little silly and too blatantly shown. Real live rats provide some discreet but effective chills too and work well with the cluttered, grimy setting. Creepy crawling score does well for the atmosphere too. Not really enough here for a hearty endorsement, but for those that like to scurry in the dark, scamper in the obscure this is certainly watchable enough. Solid 5/10.

8 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Izbavitelj (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: