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When I Am Dead and Gone (1967)

Kad budem mrtav i beo (original title)
The story about Jimmy the Dingy, a young vagabond who works as a seasonal worker. Having been sacked from the job, his dreams are to become a singer. As most of the things in the Balkans happen, he is destined to failure.

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Zivojin Pavlovic
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dragan Nikolic ... Dzimi Barka
Ruzica Sokic Ruzica Sokic ... Duska ... pevacica
Neda Spasojevic Neda Spasojevic ... Lilica
Dara Calenic Dara Calenic ... Mica
Severin Bijelic Severin Bijelic ... Oficir
Nikola Milic Nikola Milic ... Mosa, covek sa gitarom
Zorica Sumadinac Zorica Sumadinac ... Bojana
Slobodan Aligrudic Slobodan Aligrudic ... Upravnik Milutin
Milivoje 'Mica' Tomic Milivoje 'Mica' Tomic ... Poslovodja (as Milivoje Tomic)
Snezana Lukic Snezana Lukic ... Zubotehnicarka
Ljiljana Jovanovic Ljiljana Jovanovic ... Dzimijeva keva
Petar Lupa Petar Lupa ... Sofer
Janez Vrhovec Janez Vrhovec ... Potpukovnik JNA
Aleksandar Gavric Aleksandar Gavric ... Vule
Miodrag Andric Miodrag Andric ... Ibro, Dzimijev cimer I
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The story about Jimmy the Dingy, a young vagabond who works as a seasonal worker. Having been sacked from the job, his dreams are to become a singer. As most of the things in the Balkans happen, he is destined to failure.

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Drama | Music

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Country:

Yugoslavia

Language:

Serbo-Croatian

Release Date:

27 December 1967 (Yugoslavia) See more »

Also Known As:

When I am Dead and White See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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In 1996, members of the Yugoslavian Board of the Academy of Film Art and Science (AFUN) voted this film the fifth best Serbian movie in 1947-1995 period. See more »

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A late 60's cult classic
14 November 2008 | by mim-8See all my reviews

Janko Bugarski "Džimi Barka" is a small time wallet snatcher, and an aspiring singer, who wants to make it big with as little effort as he can, traveling through industrial areas and looking for affairs with local women and easy money. On one of his travels he meets a young girl he takes to Belgrade to accompany him on an amateur singing contest, where he fails miserably, since he can't follow a tune, and abandoning her, teams up with his former girlfriend, also a pickpocket, which takes him to his final journey.

This film by the famous Yugoslav director, Zivojin Pavlovic, was originally banned by the communist authorities upon it's release in 1967, because it portrayed a realistic picture of the Yugoslav "60's economic boom", which consisted of massive industrialization of rural areas, building huge numbers of, as one of the characters in the movie puts it "political factories", which were set up without any economic logic, and on massive foreign debt, that was generously spent without any restrain. It also shows bottom of morality in different social categories, which also wasn't considered "appropriate" at the time. When it was re-released in 1990, it achieved a cult status that it has today.


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