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The Elusive Summer of '68 (1984)

Varljivo leto '68 (original title)
For the young man who lives in Serbian province town, the maturing coincides with the turbulent political events of the year 1968.

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Slavko Stimac ...
Petar Cvetkovic
Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic ...
Petrov otac Veselin
Mira Banjac ...
Petrova majka
Mija Aleksic ...
Petrov deda
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Petrova sestra Vladica
Andrija Mrkaic ...
Petrov brat Tadija
Sanja Vejnovic ...
Ruzenjka Hrabalova (as Sanja Vejinovic)
Dragana Varagic ...
Jagodinka Simonovic
Neda Arneric ...
Olja Miranovski
Miodrag Radovanovic ...
Predsednik suda Micic
Branka Petric ...
Leposava
Dragan Zaric ...
Direktor gimnazije
Predrag Tasovac ...
Gospodin na plazi
Branko Cvejic ...
Kum Spasoje
Milutin Butkovic ...
Spasojev otac
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For the young man who lives in Serbian province town, the maturing coincides with the turbulent political events of the year 1968.

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Movie title correction
23 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

This is not a review but a correction of the English title, which is inaccurate. "Elusive" means difficult to find, catch, or achieve, difficult to remember or recall,indefinable, intangible, impalpable, or ambiguous. Serbian word "varljivo" primarily refers to frequently changing weather. This is quite clear from the movie dialogue when the judge mentions the summer and his young daughter characterizes it as "varljivo" because there are frequent rain showers. Figuratively, she might also imply the word to mean the political instability because of serious student protests all over Europe including Belgrade. She became interested in politics since she had a crush on a much older student who became involved in the protests.

The title would be much more accurate if the epithet used in front of "summer" were to be one of the following: precarious, variable, unstable, unbalanced, volatile.


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