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The Climber (1966)

Sticenik (original title)
A young, ambitious man employs every means necessary in order to climb to the top of the social ladder. But the whirlpool of compromises and corruption eventually threatens to render his life meaningless.

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Ljubisa Samardzic ...
Ivan Stojanovic
Spela Rozin ...
Bozica
Stanislava Pesic ...
Dragana
Rade Markovic ...
Vojin
Dusa Pockaj ...
Kaca Radak
Ljubinka Bobic ...
Gazdarica
Jovisa Vojinovic ...
Gazda Sveta
Mihajlo Kostic-Pljaka ...
Janketa (as Mihajlo Kostic)
Dragomir 'Gidra' Bojanic ...
Jakov Stipetic (as Dragomir Bojanic)
Bozidar Stosic ...
Mali
Predrag Tasovac ...
Direktor televizije
Olja Grastic ...
Novinarka
Ilija Slijepcevic
Gizela Vukovic ...
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Janez Vrhovec
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A young, ambitious man employs every means necessary in order to climb to the top of the social ladder. But the whirlpool of compromises and corruption eventually threatens to render his life meaningless.

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11 July 1966 (Yugoslavia)  »

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One of the best Yugoslav social dramas
20 July 2009 | by (Belgrade, Serbia) – See all my reviews

A young and poor student poet, Ivan (Ljubisa Samardzic), decides he's going to make it to the top. He has a devoted friend and pretty, loving girlfriend, but somehow that's not enough. He enlists for a poetry contest and gets noticed by a socialite TV journalist, twice his age, who takes him under her wing. Ivan does his part and starts climbing socially and professionally, marries a rich girl, ditches his girlfriend and his past life, becoming heartless and unscrupulous in the process, burning every bridge he crosses on his way. As he reaches his goal his life starts disintegrating around him, abandoned by his old friends and protégés, and losing his wife, he faces himself again in the form of a young country teacher that wants to take his place as the head of big publishing company.


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