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Vuk samotnjak (1972)

A boy finds a large wolf-like dog in the mountain and they befriend. The local peasants think that it may be a real wolf responsible for the sheep pestilence. They decide to kill the animal... See full summary »

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Obrad Gluscevic
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Cast overview:
Slavko Stimac ... Ranko
Zeljko Mataija Zeljko Mataija ... Redjo
Ivan Stimac Ivan Stimac ... Ciro
Boro Ivanisevic Boro Ivanisevic ... Joso
Smiljan Cicic Smiljan Cicic ... Nikolica
Finka Pavicic-Budak Finka Pavicic-Budak ... Baka
Edo Perocevic ... Otac
Dragomir Felba Dragomir Felba
Rikard Brzeska Rikard Brzeska
Branko Spoljar Branko Spoljar
Ilija Ivezic Ilija Ivezic
Jovan Rancic Jovan Rancic
Slavica Fila Slavica Fila ... Uciteljica
Sabrija Biser Sabrija Biser
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A boy finds a large wolf-like dog in the mountain and they befriend. The local peasants think that it may be a real wolf responsible for the sheep pestilence. They decide to kill the animal, but the boy is worried about it and he secretly provides the dog with the food. Written by Mario

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The only true friend he had was a wolf. Or was it a dog?


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Country:

Yugoslavia

Language:

Serbo-Croatian

Release Date:

13 July 1972 (Yugoslavia) See more »

Also Known As:

A magányos farkaskutya See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jadran Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Edited into CBS Children's Film Festival: The Lone Wolf (1973) See more »

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Every boy wants a dog but every dog needs a boy.
30 May 2016 | by DanelushSee all my reviews

This movie is a real gem, probably hidden somewhere in a dusty film archive.

I could never understand why good movies are kept in the dark and left for destruction and not restored and re-released. Hey, but maybe that's just me.

OK, I agree, this movie may be old but let me say that even though I've seen this movie years ago it still left me with a deep impression.

It's a story about a boy lost in a world where fear and survival is preserving the human beings while deforming their sense of humanity. In a world affected by the war atrocities, a boy finds a friend, a dog who needed a friend in order to remain man's best friend, for in such moments, the dog, while serving the man becomes as wild and evil as an wolf. Deformed by the war in the same manner a man would have been and remaining alone, without his master, now dead, the dog has become untamed and wild and appearing as an wolf it is considered an wolf, therefore a threat for the animal stock and hunted down.

I hope they are going to release it on DVD and distribute it world wide. Perhaps tastes differ but my advice is: If you get a chance to see this, rented or bought, don't hesitate to do it.


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