Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The title of this controversial Yugoslavian drama translates as Three Steps Into the Emptiness. In the manner of Jean Vigo's L'Atlante, most of the film's action takes place aboard a barge. The central characters are two men and one woman; though one of the men is married to the woman, both are in love with her. Passion inevitably leads to violence, and it is this aspect of the film that caused the producers to run afoul of the prudish Yugoslav censors. Despite its problems within its native country, Tri Koraka u Prazno managed to secure a slot in Yugoslavia's Pula Film Festival.