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Ward Six (1978)

Paviljon VI (original title)
A doctor from provincial town in Tsardom of Russia meets his former student in Ward 6, where the story takes place. Impressed by his rebellious spirit and clever remarks, he tends to spend ... See full summary »

Director:

Lucian Pintilie

Writers:

Anton Chekhov (short story "Palata No. 6"), Lucian Pintilie
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Cast

Cast overview:
Slobodan 'Cica' Perovic Slobodan 'Cica' Perovic ... Andrej Jefimic Ragin (as Slobodan Perovic)
Zoran Radmilovic Zoran Radmilovic ... Ivan Dmitric Gromov
Slavko Simic Slavko Simic ... Mihail Averjanic
Pavle Vuisic Pavle Vuisic ... Cuvar Nikita (as Pavle Vujisic)
Ljuba Tadic ... Evgenije Fjodorovic Hobotov
Stevo Zigon Stevo Zigon ... Komandant grada
Marica Popovic Marica Popovic ... Dunjaska
Ivana Sekularac Ivana Sekularac ... Devojcica
Dragomir Cumic Dragomir Cumic ... Jevrejin Mojsejka (as Drago Cuma)
Dusan Pocek Dusan Pocek ... Sluzbenik
Dusan Vujisic Dusan Vujisic ... Oficir
Mirko Bulovic Mirko Bulovic ... Pisar
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A doctor from provincial town in Tsardom of Russia meets his former student in Ward 6, where the story takes place. Impressed by his rebellious spirit and clever remarks, he tends to spend more time with him while also indulging in meditation, only to be ridiculed by his fellow colleagues. Based on a Chekhov's work of the same title. Written by Mario

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Country:

Yugoslavia

Language:

Serbo-Croatian

Release Date:

1 June 1978 (Yugoslavia) See more »

Also Known As:

Ward Six See more »

Filming Locations:

Yugoslavia

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Would you dance with the madman, over the hills and far away?
2 September 2015 | by sobotSee all my reviews

This is a very faithful adaptation of one of Chekhov's best-known stories. Although a Yugoslav movie, with some of the all-time best Balkan actors, it was directed by a Romanian director, Lucian Pintilie, who later made quite a few films that were very successful at film festivals (Cannes, Venice).

The plot touches many questions that have been bothering the humanity throughout centuries; there are citations from Marcus Aurelius, Diogenes and other classical philosophers. What is madness? Can one be in control of his own destiny? Is there any meaning to existence? Of course, we don't get any specific answers, but are left wondering and even (after 90 minutes of listening to the excruciating soundtrack of the movie, resembling the sound of a train) questioning our own sanity.

To conclude, this is not a movie anyone will enjoy, but certainly one to give you something to think of.


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