Zazidani (1969)

Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - Yugoslavia  |  
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A prison guard and a convict develop a friendship when they discover they have much in common. The prisoner is in jail for murdering his wife's lover. The guard's wife has just left him for his best friend. After cruel treatment from the guard, the prisoner is treated better when he discovers their similar past. Realizing he could have ended up like the convict, the guard tries to make things easier for the prisoner, who tries to escape, but risks capture to save the guard from drowning. When the guard is notified the convict will be transferred to another prison, he tries to allow the condemned man to escape in this symbolic drama of friendship, betrayal and murder.

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betrayal, convict, enemy, friendship, killing, prison, prison-guard