Pesma (1961)

Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - Yugoslavia  |  
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World War II is once again the setting for this slow-paced, talkative Yugoslav drama, written and directed by Rados Novakovic. A group of communist youths decide to join up with the resistance movement and one of their countrymen, a well-known poet, comes along with them. As always, any anti-Nazi activity is perilous, and sure enough, the poet is captured by the Gestapo and badly beaten. His friends are hardly going to ignore his situation, however, and they launch a dangerous rescue attempt that proves fatal to one of them. This rather slight storyline is stretched out over an 86-minute running time.

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atrocity, invasion, Nazism, poet, resistance, survivor, war, war-atrocities