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The She-Butterfly (1973)
"Leptirica" (original title)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Horror  |  15 April 1973 (Yugoslavia)
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A young man wants to marry the beautiful daughter of a landowner who refuses to allow the marriage. To prove his worth, the young man becomes a miller in a vampire-infested local mill.

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Cast overview:
Mirjana Nikolic ...
Radojka
Petar Bozovic ...
Strahinja
Slobodan Perovic ...
Zivan 'Dusman'
Vasja Stankovic ...
Kmet
Aleksandar Stojkovic ...
Purko
Tanasije Uzunovic ...
Pop
Ivan Djurdjevic ...
Sredoje
Bogoljub Petrovic ...
Ceba (as Boban Petrovic)
Toma Kuruzovic ...
Vule ... vodenicar
Branko Petkovic
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Story follows young man Strahinja who is in love with a local beauty Radojka, but their relationship has an obstacle - her father Zivan, who considers Strahinja as nothing but a loser. To prove that he's able to take care of himself and his future bride, Strahinja agrees to take vacancy in village mill... But, mill is known as a place where no one meets the dawn alive... Written by Nino

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Eerie Yugoslavian vampire film.
21 January 2008 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"Leptirica" is a Yugoslavian female vampire horror film from the early 70s shot in the Serbian countryside and based on a novel.The incredibly eerie beginning takes place in a mill.The old miller listens strange bird voices and while he's sleeping the millstone suddenly stops working and a strange creature with black hands,long nails,angry eyes and long teeth bites his neck and drinks his blood.Soon the area of a small Yugoslavian village and the dark woods are plagued with the attacks of a truly hideous vampire creature...This is my first Yugoslavian horror film and I'm highly impressed.It features some of the creepiest vampire attack scenes ever captured on screen.It's also based on Serbian folklore,unfortunately my DVD-R don't have English subtitles,so 90% of the plot went beyond me.Still if you want to see truly scary horror film try to find "Leptirica".9 out of 10.


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