Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1979. While Yugoslav president Tito is in Cuba settling international matters, a mysterious Phantom occupies the attention and hearts of Belgrade. Every night, he ... See full summary »
Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1979. While Yugoslav president Tito is in Cuba settling international matters, a mysterious Phantom occupies the attention and hearts of Belgrade. Every night, he exhibits spectacular driving maneuvers using a stolen white Porsche car through the city streets. Through the radio the Phantom publicly challenges the police to try and catch him. More than 10.000 people are in the streets supporting their hero. The police are forced into a game where he sets the rules. The Phantom becomes a political threat. What started as a game turned into a political scandal and remained a myth that would never be forgot. Written by
The Phantom's Porsche Targa used in movie is an authentic car from 1970s and was repainted from blue to match the original color of one that was almost completely crushed in police blockade on Slavija and later bought in parts by an anonymous collector. See more »
In scenes when the crowd gathers on the Slavija Square to see The Phantom, few spectators sit in modern-designed plastic chairs, which were highly uncommon at the time. See more »
I saw the film two times in the movie theater and couldn't believe the previous comment! This is definitely one of the best Serbian films, especially in the last 15 years. This person must have personal reasons for his comment, because all of the reviews in the media, and what I heard people saying, including me is that this film is wonderful. Great mix of documentary and fiction, wonderful actors that really look like the authentic people, fantastic pictures, i loved it! I know the story of the Fantom from my parents, and it really didn't disappoint my expectations. Again, opposed to the previous comment, one of the strongest points of the film is the atmosphere, the actors, the photography and the interviews which are a true delight no only to me, but the whole movie theater was overwhelmed by their charm and wits. Sorry, but i recommend this film not only to those interested in Serbian film, but anyone in search of good cinema.
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