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Our Automobile (1962)

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A photographer decides to buy a car with the money he'll get for his prizewinning photo, but the postman brings only a diploma instead of money. Being subjected to the ridicule of their ... See full summary »


Frantisek Cáp


Frantisek Cáp


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Credited cast:
Rusa Bojc Rusa Bojc ... Mrs. Vrabec
Metka Bucar Metka Bucar ... Grandmother
Janez Cuk Janez Cuk ... Pici
Milan Srdoc Milan Srdoc ... Vrabec
Dusan Stefanovic Dusan Stefanovic ... Grandfather
Sonja Krajsek Sonja Krajsek ... Maca
Olga Bedjanic Olga Bedjanic ... Jelka
Dusan Puh Dusan Puh ... Karli
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Janez Albreht Janez Albreht ... Waiter Frane
Slavko Belak Slavko Belak ... Posteman
Stefka Drolc Stefka Drolc ... Mother of Lucka
Luce Florentini Luce Florentini
Manja Golec Manja Golec ... Hairdresser
Julij Gustin Julij Gustin ... Naked man
Tine Guzelj Tine Guzelj


A photographer decides to buy a car with the money he'll get for his prizewinning photo, but the postman brings only a diploma instead of money. Being subjected to the ridicule of their neighbors, his family decides to buy an used Buick, in spite of being against it at first. That would turn out to be a huge mistake, since the breakdowns are more often that they can afford. Written by Mario

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12 December 1962 (Yugoslavia) See more »

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Our Car See more »

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Triglav Film See more »
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When having a car was a way to show off and be envied,,,,
6 April 2013 | by stefano-detoniSee all my reviews

What a pleasant comedy! The style resembles the Italian pink Neorealismo, like its characters and situations. One could think we are in the Rome of the movies of Dino Risi and Mario Monicelli: cheerful and big families, neighbourhood love affairs, street boys, jealousy and gossip, merry wives at the window who mind the others' business, solidarity, a kind of background high spirits and good heart which soften small sorrows. Besides this, the director is good in making fun of some fads of that time, but after all of the people of all times, only the object changes. In this case it is the fixation for a car, which is nothing else as a way to show off and be envied by neighbours, and seem rich and high-ranking. The irony on these human failings is gentle and jokey, and the movie is pervaded by a light humour, interrupted here and there by some belly-laugh. Actors are all good. They do not take themselves too seriously, and this is maybe the reason why they produce laughter when they give themselves airs of rich and polite persons. Despite the plot, which could at first seem a mockery of western capitalism, the target of the movie is not this one. On the contrary, one can see here and there a sally to the Yugoslavia of that time, between high import custom duties and inland inflation. The movie was shot in the beautiful and sunny Piran, with the shop signs in Slovene and Italian. Of the same director I recommend the film "Vesna" (1953).

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