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Dusan Makavejev (written by)
Émile Zola (novel)
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27 January 1989 (USA) See more »
A film of passion, power and politics... [UK Video] See more »
In a small European country, the king is scheduled to visit a small, quiet and "safe" village. It turns out that while the village may indeed be small, it's neither as quiet nor as safe as it's expected to be. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Erotic and Anarchic Black Humor Comedy See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order)

Camilla Søeberg ... Svetlana Vargas

Alfred Molina ... Avanti

Simon Callow ... Police Chief Hunt

Eric Stoltz ... Christopher

Lindsay Duncan ... Lily Sachor

Rade Serbedzija ... Emile
Svetozar Cvetkovic ... Rudi Kugelhopf

Chris Haywood ... Wango

Patrick Godfrey ... Dr. Lombrosow
Linda Marlowe ... Stella Vargas
Ronald Lacey ... Conductor
Tanja Boskovic ... Olympia

Gabrielle Anwar ... Tina
Enver Petrovci ... The King
Zeljko Duvnjak ... Martin
Danko Ljustina ... Baker
Rahela Ferari ... Grandmother
Dani Segina ... Old mailman (as Djani Segina)
Tomislav Gotovac ... Agent #1 (as Tom Gotovac)
Mirko Boman ... Agent #2
Matko Raguz ... Engineer
Branko Blace ... Stoker
Ivo Kristof ... First orderly
Marijan Habazin ... Orderly #2 (as Marijan Habajin)
Drew Kunin ... Singer
Alan Anticevic ... Boy
Svjetlana Grzelja ... Girl
Sinisa Cmrk ... Man in the water

Directed by
Dusan Makavejev 
Writing credits
Dusan Makavejev (written by)

Émile Zola (novel "Pour une nuit d'amour")

Produced by
Yoram Globus .... producer
Menahem Golan .... producer
Michael J. Kagan .... executive producer
Tom Luddy .... executive producer
Bojana Marijan .... associate producer
Dejan Karaklajic .... associate producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Nicola Piovani 
Cinematography by
Tomislav Pinter 
Film Editing by
Tony Lawson 
Casting by
Bojana Marijan 
Production Design by
Veljko Despotovic 
Costume Design by
Marit Allen 
Production Management
Peter Cotton .... production manager
Igor Nola .... unit manager
Dgorjan Tuzija .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dejan Karaklajic .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Rodney Glenn .... supervising sound editor
Mark Goodermote .... boom operator
Drew Kunin .... production sound mixer
Special Effects by
Mladen Markovic .... special effects
Ivo Kristof .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Goran Mecava .... focus puller
Milisav Vesovic .... special photographer
Editorial Department
Ranko Paukovic .... assistant editor
Other crew
Drago Klincic .... accountant
Nada Pinter .... script supervisor

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Remake of Pour une nuit d'amour (1923)See more »


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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Erotic and Anarchic Black Humor Comedy, 27 July 2006
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In 1920, in Central Europe, the tyrannical king (Enver Petrovci) of an Empire is visiting the small town of Waldheim. While a group of revolutionaries plot to kill the despotic king, his oppressive secret service, leaded by Avanti (Alfred Molina), and the police force, leaded by Police Chief Hunt (Simon Callow), organize his reception. Svetlana Vargas (Camilla Søeberg), a member of a bourgeois family and abused by her employee Emile (Rade Serbedzija), is in charge to organize the attempt against the king.

"Manifesto" is an erotic and anarchic black humor comedy with a magnificent cinematography. The story has bizarre scenes, some of them non-sense and many good moments. People in town seem to breathe sex, and sexuality is everywhere. I liked the explanation of Police Chief Hunt that "we solve our cases even before they are cases". Camilla Søeberg is extremely sexy and beautiful, and with a wonderful body. This movie is the debut of Gabrielle Anwar, in the role of a sixteen years old orphan that sells ice-creams and accept golden coins for other services. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Manifesto Por Uma Noite de Amor" ("Manifesto For One Night of Love")

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