Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
This Yugoslavian film is a political satire/farce, and, to the best of its ability, pokes fun at everything having to do with official Stalinist pieties. The story concerns the relationship between two families: one is a wealthy middle-class family, fully competent in tennis and embroidery, the other family belongs to a Party Commissar, who has commandeered the first family's house for his own residence. Perhaps mercifully, the Commissar did not kick out the original inhabitants of the house. His family teaches the capitalist family about revolution and communist theory, and the son and daughter of that family grow enthusiastic for the cause. This film has many visual "in" jokes which refer to movies by such greats as Fellini, Makaveyev, etc., and others which refer to Stalinist excesses.