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The Master and Margaret (1972)

Majstor i Margarita (original title)
A writer and his assistant are working on a biblical story about Pontius Pilate who convicted Jesus of Nazereth, while the Satan (here called Woland) and his lieutenants are harassing the writer duo in various ways.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ugo Tognazzi ... Nikolaj Afanasijevic Maksudov 'Maestro'
Mimsy Farmer ... Margareta Nikolajevna
Alain Cuny ... Profesor Woland & Satana
Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic ... Korovjev (as Bata Zivojinovic)
Pavle Vuisic Pavle Vuisic ... Azazelo (as Pavle Vujisic)
Fabijan Sovagovic Fabijan Sovagovic ... Berlioz
Ljuba Tadic ... Ponzzije Pilat
Tasko Nacic Tasko Nacic ... Rimski
Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic ... Bobov (as Danilo Stojkovic)
Fahro Konjhodzic Fahro Konjhodzic
Zlatko Madunic Zlatko Madunic ... Oskar Danilovic
Radomir Reljic Radomir Reljic ... Isus Hristos
Janez Vrhovec Janez Vrhovec ... Kriticar Latunski
Branka Veselinovic Branka Veselinovic
Eugen Verber Eugen Verber
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The Master and Margaret (1972) is based on the eponymous book by Mikhail A. Bulgakov. The film is set in the Soviet Union under Stalin, it has several story-lines, that are intertwined. Maestro Nikolai Masoudov (Tognazzi), a talented writer, and his assistant Margaret (Farmer), are working on a biblical story of Pontius Pilate (Tadic). The Satan - Woland (Cuny), and his lieutenants, are harassing Master by surveillance, by killing his friend, and sending another friend to Gulag prison in Siberia. Victimized by their harassment, Master becomes paranoid, and is locked up in a mental institution. Margaret is trying to save him regardless of the danger. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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Country:

Yugoslavia | Italy

Language:

Serbo-Croatian | Italian

Release Date:

November 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il maestro e Margherita See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgrade, Serbia

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 60900 delivered on 6-9-1972. See more »

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Version of Pilatus und andere - Ein Film für Karfreitag (1972) See more »

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Outdated and Unmoving Film
8 March 2004 | by oslojSee all my reviews

Although the film deals with one of the best known Russian literature writers, the film itself fails on most accounts, namely because it does not deal with the tendency for times to change, with the expulsion of communist Russia, this film no longer has any prominent themes to explore and on top of that, it was done by an Italian filmed on the streets of Belgrade. It is very boring at times with unmotivated and stiff acting by most of the leagues and it is a period piece. The ending was the only thing redeeming about it and I would just rate it as an average piece of work.....


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