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24 September 1982 (Yugoslavia) See more »
In this light, fluffy comedy, a low-level clerk cannot make ends meet because his brood is in no way... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Nikola Simic ... Dimitrije Mita Pantic
Milan 'Lane' Gutovic ... Srecko Sojic (as Milan Gutovic)
Rahela Ferari ... Mitina majka
Ruzica Sokic ... Persida Pantic
Irfan Mensur ... Profesor 'Japanac'
Jelica Sretenovic ... Podstanarka
Danica Maksimovic ... Mira Pantic
Nada Vojinovic ... Sojiceva sekretarica
Aleksandar Todorovic ... Sasa Pantic (as Sasa Todorovic)
Gojko Baletic ... Branko Pantic
Predrag Tasovac ... Lekar
Bogic Boskovic ... Fotogrraf koji donosi slike
Lepa Brena ... Pevacica
Vladan Zivkovic ... Oliver Nedeljkovic
Ljuba Pavlovic
Momcilo Stanisic
Minja Stevovic Filipovic (as Mirjana Stevovic)
Veljko Marinkovic ... Dobitnik svih 13 pogodaka
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zoran Modli ... (voice)
Dragomir Stanojevic ... Razjareni tip (as Dragomir Stanojevic-Bata Kameni)

Mirjana Jokovic ... Ucenica (uncredited)
Rade Markovic ... Ucenik (uncredited)
Nenad Nenadovic ... Ucenik (uncredited)
Ana Simic ... Daciceva (uncredited)
Olivera Viktorovic ... Ucenica (uncredited)
Dragoljub Vojnov ... Drug Pajkovic (uncredited)

Directed by
Mica Milosevic 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ljiljana Pavic 
Sinisa Pavic 

Produced by
Dragoljub Vojnov .... producer
Original Music by
Rock Group Riblja Corba 
Cinematography by
Aleksandar Petkovic 
Film Editing by
Branka Ceperac 
Production Design by
Dragoljub Ivkov 
Set Decoration by
Zivan Todorovic 
Costume Design by
Ljiljana Milosevic  (as Lila Milosevic)
Makeup Department
Stanislava Zaric .... makeup artist
Production Management
Branko Breberina .... unit manager
Mihajlo Cirin .... unit manager (as Mihailo Cirin)
Dusan Djokovic .... unit manager
Dragoljub Vojnov .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nikola Jankovic .... first assistant director
Momcilo Mrdakovic .... second assistant director
Milan Zivkovic .... assistant director (as Milan Zivkovich)
Art Department
Boro Timotic .... props
Sound Department
Dragan Ceneric .... sound editor
Sinisa Jovanovic .... synchronisation
Dragan Momcilovic .... sound
Ivan Zakic .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Srecko Brkic .... gaffer
Milorad Mijatovic .... assistant camera
Zivorad Nesic .... assistant camera
Ljubivoje Odabasic .... lighting technician
Branislav Pantic .... still photographer
Ilija Simic .... lighting technician
Dobrivoje Zivotic .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dragoslava Valozic .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Ivica Marjanovic .... color timer (as Ivica Marijanovic)
Slobodan Popovic .... assistant editor
Music Department
Vojislav Kostic .... musical director
Other crew
Andjelka Milovanovic .... script supervisor
Jelica Rosandic .... production accountant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tesna koza" - Yugoslavia (original title)
"Tight Skin" - International (English title) (literal English title)
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92 min
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One of the two all-time top grossing movies in Serbia other one being Zona Zamfirova (2002)See more »
Dimitrije Mita Pantic:Tako znaci. Samo su Vam pare vazne. Dupe Vam je zinulo za pare! Samo pare! Daj pare! Evo Vam pare! Evo Vam pare za vase masine! Za Vase televizore! Za Vase honde! Evo Vam pare! Evo Vam pare, na! Za podmicivanja pare! Pare!See more »
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Spin off "Bela ladja" (2006)See more »
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2 out of 64 people found the following review useful.
Seeing that it's not ridiculous enough for camp, it's just bad., 28 February 2008
Author: Maksimilijan Bogosavljeviæ from Toronto, ON.

From a 26-year distance, I'm almost tempted to wax-poetic while surrendering to "Tesna koza"'s nostalgic aspects... but I won't.

Considering this was its highest grossing motion picture ever, is it any wonder Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia disintegrated in a bloodthirsty orgy blending various flavours of pent-up hatred. Not to be too harsh and cynical about it, but, damn, this movie is W-E-A-K. Low-rent screenplay, stale gags, and single-take acting aside, it's the lack of any plot that is the most objectionable. It's almost as if they knew what a huge commercial hit it would become, so they apriori decided to leave the attempts at coming up with a remotely coherent storyline for the sequels. Another problem is the focus on Pantic and his home life instead of on his relationship with Sojic or on Sojic himself. Thankfully, this was also later rectified in the sequels.

Created and conceived by Sinisa Pavic, probably the most prolific writer ever to work in Yugoslav and Serbian film and television, "Tesna koza" is one of the centerpieces of his bloated, predictable, and, lately, persistently tedious career opus. Now, the movie still has some brief moments - a few jokes do hit the spot - but they're far too isolated in a sea of low end mediocrity.

Anyway, our hero Mita Pantic is a jumpy, highstrung fiftysomething bureaucrat living with a pain-in-the-ass housewife and three unappreciative grown children as well as a crabby mother and an antagonistic subtenant who's assigned a room in their apartment through a bylaw introduced by Yugoslav commies and enforced for decades in order to cope with housing shortages. Pantic's career is hardly anything to write home about either - he works as a junior clerk at a crumbling commie company under a farcically corrupt boss Srecko Sojic.

And that's literally it. That's the "plot" - Pantic shouts, he gesticulates, he launches into exhausting semi-tirades...

There is also a handful of half-ass storyline attempts on offer: high school professor who teaches English to Pantic's son falling in love with their subtenant, Pantic betting on soccer fixtures and winning some money, Pantic being offered a bribe at work, and Sojic promoting an incompetent young typist just to be able to bang her.

Honestly, any way one looks at it, this barely even qualifies as a feature movie. The only things that tangibly separate it from a slapped together TV production are the occasional swearing and the extended shots of Sojic secretary's naked tits as well as Lepa Brena's (oh yes, she's in the movie too) long legs and plunging decoltage.

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