Direktan Prenos (1982)

Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - Yugoslavia  |  
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The idyllic communal life of a woman and her two lovers comes under a bit of stress when the woman, a champion long-distance runner, wins an international meet and is later accused of using drugs to give her an edge in the race. This sheds unwanted light on her home life, and is irritating enough for her to end her track career -- something that would have happened anyway because she discovers she is pregnant. One of the two men in her life wants to marry her, the other is in a dilemma and proposes bringing their situation out in a live, televised broadcast so that the public can help them decide what to do -- an event with a great potential for disaster. As this story reaches for its climactic ending, the scene switches to a hippie/punk who has commandeered a bus and is being pursued by the police in a wild chase down the streets of Belgrade. He ends up in jail and when his girlfriend comes along, they embrace as though held together by Velcro. The police cannot figure out a way to pull them apart -- or what to do next. Director Darko Bajic won the award for "Best First Film" for this movie at the 1982 Pula Film Festival.



accusation, career, champion, commune, drugs, life-changes, life-choices, lover, love-triangle, pregnancy