1 user 3 critic

Devicanska svirka (1973)

A young man Ivan travels in a carriage, and stops to rest in a remote castle somewhere in the lowlands. The castle is considered by locals to be haunted. The coachman doesn't want to carry ... See full summary »


Djordje Kadijevic


Djordje Kadijevic (adaptation), Ivan Raos (novel)


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Sticenik (TV Movie 1973)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A terrified young man is running away from the mysterious man in a black coat and a bowler hat. He finds the asylum in the nearby mental hospital, where the doctor takes care of him. However, one cannot escape from his fate.

Director: Djordje Kadijevic
Stars: Milan 'Caci' Mihailovic, Branko Plesa, Dusan Janicijevic
A Holy Place (1990)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Sveto mesto (A Holy Place, 1990) is based on a literary classic, Nikolai Gogol's 1835 short story, 'Viy'. However, Kadijevic uses it only as a starting point for his own explorations into ... See full summary »

Director: Djordje Kadijevic
Stars: Dragan Jovanovic, Branka Pujic, Aleksandar Bercek
The She-Butterfly (TV Movie 1973)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A young man wants to marry the beautiful daughter of a landowner who refuses to allow the marriage. To prove his worth, the young man becomes a miller in a vampire-infested local mill.

Director: Djordje Kadijevic
Stars: Mirjana Nikolic, Petar Bozovic, Slobodan 'Cica' Perovic
Zakletva (TV Movie 1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Vuko, a young servant of Kotor prince, makes entourage with his brother and friends in order to obtain for the daughter of Venetian Doge for the prince's son. They spend seven weeks of ... See full summary »

Director: Djordje Kadijevic
Stars: Petar Bozovic, Tanasije Uzunovic, Zarko Bajic
Comedy | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A mentally disturbed flower seller starts killing young girls on the streets of Belgrade. While the frustrated police inspector is trying to stop him, an aspiring musician finds his life and work deeply intertwined with that of a killer.

Director: Slobodan Sijan
Stars: Tasko Nacic, Nikola Simic, Srdjan Saper
Reflections (1987)
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Piano teacher is deeply traumatised by the events of his childhood, as well as by political oppression in his youth. Decades later, all those traumas lead to carnage.

Director: Goran Markovic
Stars: Mustafa Nadarevic, Anica Dobra, Milorad Mandic-Manda
Zarki (1970)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In Vojvodina during the war, a partisan commander Zarki fell into the hands of the local Germans. They bound him in chains and take him from one village to another, torturing him in public ... See full summary »

Director: Djordje Kadijevic
Stars: Jovan Janicijevic-Burdus, Pavle Vuisic, Dragomir Bojanic-Gidra
The Feast (1967)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In a Serbian village on Christmas Day in 1943, the Chetniks accept two downed American pilots and give them hospitality. However, finding out that the Germans are looking for pilots, the ... See full summary »

Director: Djordje Kadijevic
Stars: Jovan Janicijevic-Burdus, Anka Zupanc, Dusan Janicijevic
Prokletinja (TV Movie 1975)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Takes an arty approach which stresses the metaphysical dread of a man encountering an invisible entity which slaughters people in the marshes.

Director: Branko Plesa
Stars: Rade Markovic, Nikola Simic, Vasja Stankovic
Napadac (TV Movie 1993)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A TV reporter is continually brutally beaten by a mysterious assailant.

Director: Djordje Kadijevic
Stars: Slobodan Custic, Ivana Mihic, Rados Bajic
Poslednja audijencija (TV Series 2008)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The life of Nikola Pasic, politician and founder of Serbian radical party.

Stars: Miodrag Radovanovic, Milutin Milosevic, Boris Milivojevic
Covek koji je pojeo vuka (TV Movie 1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

After being ridiculed by his surrounding, a man who makes the wooden sculptures leaves the village with his best man to live high up in the mountain and devote to his hobby.

Director: Djordje Kadijevic
Stars: Aleksandar Bercek, Miodrag 'Miki' Krstovic, Vesna Miletic


Credited cast:
Olivera Katarina ... Sibila
Goran Sultanovic Goran Sultanovic ... Ivan
Ivan Jagodic Ivan Jagodic ... Bartolomeo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Osman Halilkovic Osman Halilkovic
Toma Kuruzovic Toma Kuruzovic ... Kocijas


A young man Ivan travels in a carriage, and stops to rest in a remote castle somewhere in the lowlands. The castle is considered by locals to be haunted. The coachman doesn't want to carry on, so Ivan continues his journey by foot. A young kid who passes by tells Ivan about the castle, but the next minute the carriage kills him. Sibylle, a beautiful but strange woman comes out of the carriage and helps Ivan to carry the dead kid into the castle, which turns out to be her home. After her husband's death, Sybille lives there only with her coachman Bartholomew. Upon his arrival, Ivan starts to hear strange music coming from unknown place. Ivan and Sibylle fall in love with each other, but the mystery of music is yet to be find out. Written by Mario

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »


Drama | Horror







Release Date:

1973 (Yugoslavia) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

B&W Gowns and More
18 June 2014 | by ShadowplayedSee all my reviews

One of the best Yugoslav (Serbian) genre directors (Sveto Mesto, Leptirica) Djordje Kadijevic has always explored the folklore, that's one of his trademarks, so naturally I expected this film to follow the route.... What we get from it, apart from lovely Olivera Katarina (Mark of the Devil) is one moody, very Gothic picture. Young man travels across the country side, but gets a cold shower after having been informed by one of the villagers not to go near the road leading to lonely castle. And no carriage will go there.

But Ivan (the traveler) shrugs it off as superstition and decides to proceed his journey, on foot. To cut a long story short, of course he gets himself into the mysterious castle, being enchanted by its beautiful landlady. From this point on film takes a different route, in the vein of sophisticated and stylish silent films, leaning on shadows, contrasts and atmosphere rather than ominous and threatening words of castle mistress. Her weird lines don't appear to make much sense, their goal is to raise the tension and bring in the poetry: stress the lonely, sad atmosphere some more. Perhaps also point out the mental state of Sibila, the castle owner.

Throughout the film we hear the Virgin Sound, from the title, a strange piano music that lure unsuspecting travelers just like mermaids' song in Greek myth did. We are perfectly aware from the start there's something sinister going on, but what? And what is the source of the Virgin Sound? The finale is very good and creepy. We do learn about Sibila's secrets, and so does Ivan. Very enjoyable, if you can sit back, relax and let the Virgin Sound have its mesmerizing effect on you. 8/10

9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed