Ivan Bibic returns to his Pittsburgh PA suburb after surviving a Japanse POW camp, causing regular nightmares. All the time he remained faithfully devoted to his childhood love, fellow ethnic Yugoslavian virgin Maria Bosic. She dates him again, thus ruining a virtual engagement to captain Al Griselli. Against Ivan's dad's advice, they get married. But Ivan became psychologically impotent, feels unworthy of her and starts wondering, even looking for another girl. Meanwhile slick guitar-and-song-busker Clarence Butts moves in to South-Western PA, and seduces Maria. Written by
Desired by all... But loved by only one.
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Did You Know?
Producer Menahem Golan
once said of this film's conception in a 20th August 2008 interview by Oren Shai for 'Films in Review': "[The film's director Andrei] Konchalovski was introduced to me at Cannes. He told me a story about a soldier in Yugoslavia who returns home after WWI with shell shock, not able to have sex with his wife. I told him, "Go downstairs, get some coffee and start thinking this way: He is not a Yugoslavian soldier, he is an American soldier, the war is not WWI, it's Vietnam, and make the story contemporary." Ten minutes later he returned and with the revised idea, which became Maria's Lovers
(1984)". See more
Referenced in Death Wish 4: The Crackdown
Written by Fanny Baldridge
(as Fanny May Baldridge) / Gregory Stone
/ Josef Bonime
(as Joseph Bonime) See more