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The Promising Boy (1981)
"Decko koji obecava" (original title)

 |  Comedy, Drama
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A normal boy receives a blow to the head which sets him off to do rebellious acts.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksandar Bercek ...
Slobodan Milosevic
Dara Dzokic ...
Masinka - Masa
Rade Markovic ...
Slobodanov otac
Dusica Zegarac ...
Slobodanova majka
Milena Zupancic ...
Masina majka
Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic ...
Masin otac
Gordana Gadzic ...
Ljubica, dobra pica
Branislav Lecic ...
Karatista
Slobodan Aligrudic ...
Psihijatar
Ivana Pejcic
Tihomir Arsic ...
Inspektor
Eva Darlan ...
Svajcarkinja
Dusan Kojic ...
Pit
Pavle Bogatincevic ...
Profesor (as Paja Bogatincevic)
Milo Miranovic ...
Dezurni student (as Milorad Miranovic)
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Slobodan Milosevic is young promising guy. He is a solid student, obedient son and considerate boyfriend. But after his affair with one Swiss girl, all of that changes. When he told his girlfriend Masa about that affair she hits him in the head and he changes completely. He quarrels with his parents, runs away from home, has sex with different girls, even with Masa's mother, masturbates while driving the car, finds a way to express himself by playing rock'n'roll music and does similar anarchic stuffs. Masa thinks that another hit in the head would put the things back where they were, and when that happens and Slobodan starts acting normal again they plan a wedding. But in the middle of the wedding Slobodan hears that his friend from a band Pit had died and he, not knowing what else to do, goes bumping his head against the wall. Written by Nixon <nixona16@yahoo.com>

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Zasto me svi udaraju u glavu? (Why people keep hitting me in the head?)

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The main character shares the name of the former leader of Serbia, Slobodan Milosevic, who died in 2006. He was 40 years old when this film was released and was president of a major bank. He did not rise to prominence until first elected for a regional office in 1984 (3 years after the release of this film). See more »

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Bolje da nosim kratku kosu
Performed by Pekinska patka
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zasto me svi udaraju u glavu?
11 February 2010 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

The Promising Lad (1981), quirky little drama/comedy about the Belgrade New Wave scene at the dawning of 80's,whith some great music from the Serbian new wave bands of the era,and some songs written for the movie.

Short set-up - young Belgrade student-type guy,after some "accidents" and head trauma,starts coming to terms with his parents,girlfriend,girlfriend's parents,society,life..while getting involved in Belgrade underground new wave scene...

solid little flick,one of the few homeborn movies of the time,that doesn't feel so "heavy",but still pretty serious and entertaining psycho-sociological drama(and again, with good soundtrack and interesting characters).

7/10 in my book


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