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When I Am Dead and Gone (1967)

Kad budem mrtav i beo (original title)
The story about Jimmy the Dingy, a young vagabond who works as a seasonal worker. Having been sacked from the job, his dreams are to become a singer. As most of the things in the Balkans happen, he is destined to failure.

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Zivojin Pavlovic
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dragan Nikolic ... Dzimi Barka
Ruzica Sokic Ruzica Sokic ... Duska ... pevacica
Neda Spasojevic Neda Spasojevic ... Lilica
Dara Calenic Dara Calenic ... Mica
Severin Bijelic Severin Bijelic ... Oficir
Nikola Milic Nikola Milic ... Mosa, covek sa gitarom
Zorica Sumadinac Zorica Sumadinac ... Bojana
Slobodan Aligrudic Slobodan Aligrudic ... Upravnik Milutin
Milivoje 'Mica' Tomic Milivoje 'Mica' Tomic ... Poslovodja (as Milivoje Tomic)
Snezana Lukic Snezana Lukic ... Zubotehnicarka
Ljiljana Jovanovic Ljiljana Jovanovic ... Dzimijeva keva
Petar Lupa Petar Lupa ... Sofer
Janez Vrhovec Janez Vrhovec ... Potpukovnik JNA
Aleksandar Gavric Aleksandar Gavric ... Vule
Miodrag Andric Miodrag Andric ... Ibro, Dzimijev cimer I
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The story about Jimmy the Dingy, a young vagabond who works as a seasonal worker. Having been sacked from the job, his dreams are to become a singer. As most of the things in the Balkans happen, he is destined to failure.

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Drama | Music

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Country:

Yugoslavia

Language:

Serbo-Croatian

Release Date:

27 December 1967 (Yugoslavia) See more »

Also Known As:

When I am Dead and White See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

In 1996, members of the Yugoslavian Board of the Academy of Film Art and Science (AFUN) voted this film the fifth best Serbian movie in 1947-1995 period. See more »

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Brilliant naturalistic touch
7 February 2003 | by damirradic14See all my reviews

Kad budem mrtav i beo is one of the best movies made by great Serbian/Yugoslav director Zivojin Pavlovic, one of the best European directors in second half of the 1960s. His mighty naturalistic approach in films like Povratak, Neprijatelj, Budjenje pacova and Zaseda here achieves a peak through episodic, picaresque story of young would to be singer Dzimi Barka, anarchic individual without specific goal, except not to work (and likes to have sex with any woman whom meet on his ramblings, if she's barely attractive). Film also contains irony approach to Yugoslav partisan mythology, JNA (Yugoslav National Army), work class - all the holy objects, untouchable sacred things of Yugoslav socialistic society. Artisticly and politicly very brave movie, Kad budem mrtav i beo is terrific blend of comedy, drama and, finally, absurd tragedy.


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