This movie is partly based on true events, when a group of dangerous international criminals try to rob the national theater in Belgrade.



(as Momcilo Kovacevic),


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Halo taxi (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Taxi driver crosses the path of some very vicious gangsters.

Director: Vlastimir Radovanovic
Stars: Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Svetlana Bojkovic, Gorica Popovic
Nema problema (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The manager of a company gets in trouble when he cannot pay his workers. The billions were spent on a football stadium which is empty now, and the bank did not approve new credits for the ... See full summary »

Director: Mica Milosevic
Stars: Nikola Simic, Lepa Brena, Jovan-Burdus Janicijevic
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Mary's problem was solved another state without health consequences. Now Mary is strictly controlled by the parents but still finishing high school. Bob and Mary continue their love, but ... See full summary »

Director: Zoran Calic
Stars: Dara Calenic, Dragomir 'Gidra' Bojanic, Rialda Kadric
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A comedy of everyday life problems of a "temporary" teacher who leads a very "temporary" life. For ten years, he temporarily lives with his married sister in a cramped, one-room apartment ... See full summary »

Director: Milan Jelic
Stars: Ljubisa Samardzic, Milena Dravic, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Twelve-year-old son of a divorced parents live in a skyscraper, but the drab of urban living is somewhat improved by the proximity of hippodrome and horse farm. Boy's favorite is a former ... See full summary »

Director: Jovan Rancic
Stars: Vladimir Buljan, Mirjana Jokovic, Bogoljub Petrovic
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Falsely thinking that her boyfriend was cheating on her, a young girl decides to sell her newborn baby to German couple. With the help of his friends, father will kidnap his baby son and ... See full summary »

Director: Vlastimir Radovanovic
Stars: Milan Strljic, Aleksandra Simic, Maja Sabljic
Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In late 14th century medieval Serbia becomes the target of Ottoman invaders. One of their renegade gangs burns the castle and takes young wife of Banovic Strahinja, respected Serbian noble.... See full summary »

Director: Vatroslav Mimica
Stars: Franco Nero, Dragan Nikolic, Sanja Vejnovic
Maiden Bridge (1976)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

''Maiden Bridge'' is a place of exchange of German prisoners and partisans captured by the Germans. With the position of moving columns of fighters and nine captured Germans. Way to bridge ... See full summary »

Director: Miomir 'Miki' Stamenkovic
Stars: Zarko Radic, Dragan Nikolic, Olga Kacijan
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The first Yugoslav Partisan air force unit. Loosely based on historical facts.

Director: Hajrudin Krvavac
Stars: Bekim Fehmiu, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Ljubisa Samardzic
Jaguarov skok (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Movie protagonist is a ordinary man from Belgrade. His daughter was stolen by his junkie wife and later sold to a rich American family. Our hero goes to America in order to find her.

Director: Aleksandar Djordjevic
Stars: Ljubisa Samardzic, Vera Cukic, Vojislav Brajovic
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The Battle of Sutjeska known as ''Fifth offensive'' is the hardest, most tragic and the greatest battle that was led Yugoslav Partisans in World War II. Chaos, hell, fates, suffering, ... See full summary »

Director: Stipe Delic
Stars: Richard Burton, Ljuba Tadic, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic
Moj rodjak sa sela (TV Series 2008)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two parallel stories set in a village in Central Serbia about two families and the political context of the time.

Stars: Vojin Cetkovic, Dragan Jovanovic, Dubravka Mijatovic


Cast overview, first billed only:
Vojislav Brajovic ...
Rastislav Jovic ...
Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic ...
Milan, visi inspektor
Neda Arneric ...
Bozidar Pavicevic-Longa ...
Svetlana Bojkovic ...
Pavle Vuisic ...
Pijanac (as Pavle Vujisic)
Stole Arandjelovic ...
Miodrag Krstovic ...
Inspektor (as Miki Krstovic)
Vladan Zivkovic ...
Krle, inspektor
Milos Kandic ...
Rade Vukotic ...
Dusan Janicijevic ...
Policijski nacelnik
Goran Sultanovic ...
Marko Todorovic ...
Kosanin otac


This movie is partly based on true events, when a group of dangerous international criminals try to rob the national theater in Belgrade.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

heist | See All (1) »







Release Date:

1980 (Yugoslavia)  »

Also Known As:

Pozorišna veza  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Cops vs. cons - old Yugoslavian style
13 February 2012 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

"Pozorisna Veza" or "The Theater Connection" is another attempt to bring detective thrillers into Yugoslavian cinematography.

By the late 70s, a stereotype of the NYPD detective was taking over the global entertainment business. Action movies with badass cops chasing cons and criminals were a part of everyday must-see pastime, and it was about time to introduce the genre into Yugoslavian production world of the silver screen. That I can understand, and yet it probably remains the reason for a complete absence of any artistic expression in "Pozorisna Veza". The cast, led by Bata Zivojinovic, Neda Arneric, Svetlana Bojkovic, Voja Brajovic and others did a fair, but not an unforgettable job. In short, a gang of professional thieves, after pulling a job in Vienna, decides to rob a safe of the National Theater in Belgrade. They succeed in the task, however, the police manages to track them down and that's where the chase begins. Still, it is not much of a spectacle. The main problem lies in the fact that communist Yugoslavia was a pretty calm place with little or no organized crime. Therefore, it was quite tough and challenging to project the NY gangland into Belgrade, and You could hardly say that robbing a theater safe can be an action highlight thrill. Well, back then maybe it was...

"Pozorisna Veza" is anything but a cinematic masterpiece. Acting was average at best, script unfinished and hastily put together, director's work and editing very unimaginative, but I still enjoyed watching the movie up to some point. I also like it due to the appearance of an automotive classic - BMW 3.0 CSi, which apparently was a popular vehicle in Belgrade's police force at the time (It also plays a roll in "Neka Druga Zena", as a detective's car). At least, it's nice to see how naive and mild old days were hanging on, when crime was reserved for the cinemas alone.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Pozorisna veza (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: