Mala Pljacka Vlaka (1984)

Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - Yugoslavia  |  
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Todor the Terrible (Bata Zivojinovic) and his band of fellow klutzes are out to rob their way to riches in this crime comedy by Dejan Sorak set at the end of World War I. Todor and his toadies inhabit a godforsaken region of Bosnia-Croatia, left alone by everyone except the police and the criminals who keep each other company, for the most part. Life takes on new possibilities for Todor when he and his brigands see the eight-minute movie The Great Train Robbery, which they take as nothing less than a do-it-yourself instruction manual. Inspired by this novel idea, they hold up a coach with a very winsome charmer and her wealthy gentleman friend -- and are all the richer for their experience. But misfortune and delusion are in store, as real authorities come into the region, arrest Todor, and schedule him for hanging. Like a cat with nine lives, however, there is a surprise in store for the outlaw as the fates favor him once again with a classic ironic twist.



klutz, rampage, robbery, train [locomotive]