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Not Rated | | Drama | 5 April 1991 (Yugoslavia)
"Virgina" tells a tale from the end of the 19th century. It took place in a isolated village near the Adriatic Sea. Because of the extreme patriarchal culture there is a superstition that ... See full summary »

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Srdjan Karanovic
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Cast

Credited cast:
Miodrag Krivokapic Miodrag Krivokapic ... Timotije
Slobodan Milovanovic Slobodan Milovanovic ... Paun
Mirko Vlahovic Mirko Vlahovic ... Momak
Matija Prskalo Matija Prskalo ... Najstarija sestra
Vjenceslav Kapural Vjenceslav Kapural ... Josip
Nada Gacesic Nada Gacesic ... Ranka (as Nada Gacesic-Livakovic)
Andrijana Videnovic Andrijana Videnovic ... Laura
Marta Keler Marta Keler ... Stevan
Sladjana Bebic Sladjana Bebic ... Andja
Igor Bjelan Igor Bjelan ... Mijat
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Inka Gogálová Inka Gogálová
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Storyline

"Virgina" tells a tale from the end of the 19th century. It took place in a isolated village near the Adriatic Sea. Because of the extreme patriarchal culture there is a superstition that families without male heirs are cursed. When the wife of a farmer gives birth to their fourth daughter, father decides that the child will become a so-called "Virgina" and that she will live as a man, so that she can work and be the family heir. This heartbreaking story of Virgina's life is told with strong words, augmented with harsh environment. Written by Mooney

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Yugoslavia | France

Language:

Serbo-Croatian

Release Date:

5 April 1991 (Yugoslavia) See more »

Also Known As:

Virgina See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Amazing film
23 December 2010 | by itends-hereSee all my reviews

The idea of this film is quite original and intriguing. I watched it for the first time about a year ago and I now consider it one of my favourite films of all time. As an English speaker, the Serbian dialogue/necessity of subtitles did not take anything from my enjoyment, as it added to the otherworldly, minimalistic atmosphere. After being flooded with Hollywood sensationalism, a film like this is extremely refreshing- dramatic but not melodramatic. It is honest and beautiful. The focus is on the internal and external struggles of the characters instead of action and visual effects. I found myself brought to tears by the plight of the protagonist; I would recommend this to anyone who likes foreign films, GLBT films (as it shows a different aspect of gender identity), or "slow", thoughtful dramas.


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