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Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator (1967)

Ljubavni slucaj ili tragedija sluzbenice P.T.T. (original title)
TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 6 February 1968 (USA)
A young female starts a love relationship with a serious young man. However, while he is away on business, she gets lonely and succumbs to her colleague's desires.

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Dusan Makavejev
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Eva Ras Eva Ras ... Izabela, telefonistkinja
Slobodan Aligrudic Slobodan Aligrudic ... Ahmed, sanitarni inspektor
Ruzica Sokic Ruzica Sokic ... Ruza, Izabelina koleginica
Miodrag Andric Miodrag Andric ... Mica, postar i zavodnik
Aleksander Kostic Aleksander Kostic ... Ekspert za seksualna pitanja (as Dr Aleksandat Dj Kostic)
Zivojin Aleksic Zivojin Aleksic ... Ekspert za kriminalistiku (as Dr Zivojin L Aleksic)
Dragan Obradovic Dragan Obradovic ... Obducent (as Dr Dragan Obradovic)
Rade Ljubisavljevic Rade Ljubisavljevic ... Vodoinstalater
Aca Tadic Aca Tadic ... Jorgandzija
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After many adventures, a young female switchboard operator starts a love relationship with a serious young man. But while he's away on business, she gets lonely and succumbs to her colleague's passes. When the boyfriend returns, he gets into a fight with the impregnated girl which will end up tragically. Written by nixona

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The film was initially refused a UK certificate by the BBFC owing to shots of pubic hair, though the distributor himself partly ruined its chances by ignoring the film's creative aspects and instead telling censor John Trevelyan "I am sending you a film with a few tits in it. I don't think much of it but I can sell it to the sex theaters". It was eventually passed with minor cuts in 1969 and released fully uncut on video in 1996. See more »

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Featured in Zabranjeni bez zabrane (2007) See more »

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perhaps one of the saddest love stories ever told
29 May 2017 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

Early on in his wildly experimental career, Dusan Makavejev was proving himself to be one of world cinema's most unique talents. With his brilliant, genre bending masterpiece "Love Affair", he crafts a simplistic, beautiful, and devastating portrait of one of film history's most tragic romances. Of course, Makavejev's vision is not limited by the boundaries of conventional storytelling and tone. Spliced in between the romantic tragicomedy are interviews with a sexologist and a criminologist, as well as various bits of stock footage depicting Yugoslavian politics.

This often weird and humorous version of a brutally sad tale is among my new favorite films thanks to its entertainment value, stunningly unique vision, wild sense of humor, and strong emotional impact. Makavejev pulls no punches, he allows the tragedy to burst in a chaotic explosion of tears, refusing to hold back. By the end, i was so struck with melancholy that I could hardly believe what I had just witnessed. This is a film that combines so many themes and genres, and yet manages to portray a semi-tradition story that anyone can follow. Sprinkling bits and pieces of the charmingly surreal and avant garde all over this saddening love story, Makavejev forms one of the finest, most unfortunately underrated and obscure cinematic romances of all time.


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Country:

Yugoslavia

Language:

Serbo-Croatian | German

Release Date:

6 February 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

An Affair of the Heart See more »

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Avala Film See more »
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1.66 : 1
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