Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
This light-hearted tale of life in a boys school the day before WW II began; it's based on a 1950 autobiographical novel by Branko Copic. The film's history is as interesting as the tale it tells. It represents Bosnia's first post-Yugoslavia break-up feature film. The film was finished in 1992, but the negative was seized by Serbs and had to be smuggled out and processed in Zagreb and Paris. In the story, the boys ranging from 13 to 15 years of age, are faced with fussy disciplinarian teachers. The rambunctious students pull a series of adolescent pranks and are subsequently punished.
war, boys'-school, coming-of-age, student, teacher