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Monday, July 24, 2017
Dušan Makavejev | Nevinost bez zaštite (Innocence Unprotected)
mother’s babe of steel
by Douglas Messerli
Dušan Makavejev and Branko Vucicevic (writers), Dušan Makavejev (director) Nevinost bez zaštite(Innocence Unprotected) / 1968
Even the generally confident reviewer Roger Ebert had difficulty in describing Serbian director Dušan Makavejev’s 1968 film, Innocence Unprotected. Makavejev’s film tells the story of a 1941 film Nevinost bez zaštite, in English, “Innocence Unprotected,” made by and starring Dragoljub Aleksić, a Yugoslav gymnast/stuntman who, during the Nazi occupation, attempted to film the first Serbian talkie, supported by the anti-Nazi underground.
By recontextualizing the original movie with its stars’ real lives, Markavejev gives the original film that might have been a new life, and gently puts its hero into the folklore of Serbo-Croatian culture. The film won Silver Bear Extraordinary Prize of the Jury at the 1968 Berlin International Film Festival.
Los Angeles, July 24, 2017