Young and Healthy As a Rose (1971)

Directed by: Jovan Jovanovic

Stars: Dragan Nikolic, Aleksandar Gavric, María Baxa

Language: Serbian | Subtitles: English, Slovenian (embed)

Country: Yugoslavia | Imdb Info | Ar: 3:2 | Dvdrip

Also known as: Mlad i zdrav kao ruza

DescriptionA director with a very distinctive style, Jovan Jovanovic has filmed in 1971 one of the most significant works in the history of contemporary Serbian film. “Young and Healthy Like a Rose” is a strong visionary achievement that still looks topical today as back in the times when it was filmed and banned by the then communist censorship. A story about a young delinquent, who evolves from typical outsider to mafia boss of Belgrade seemed shocking back then; today, it is the cruel reality of our times. With incredible foresight of things to come, Jovanovic’s leading character says: “I am your future”. More poetical than Hollywood movies, much more realistic than “Trainspotting”. An exciting story about crime, drugs and the deadly grip of the secret police in Serbia. The best role of Dragan Nikolic, one of the rare ones he presented himself as a tough guy and the authentic sex symbol from this region. A slap in the face of film and other convention. A must see!



1.08GB | 73:33mins | 742×492 | mkv | Serbian | Sub: English, Slovenian

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One Response to Young and Healthy As a Rose (1971)

  1. Tremolo says:

    This one is a masterpiece. I simply can’t believe it was made at that time and place. Yugoslavia was not really a hardcore regime like USSR, but I can totally understand why this one was banned for so long. Reminded me of “Natural Born Killers” when I first saw it.
    Dragan Nikoli? (died March 2016, RIP) – one of the best actors in ex-Yu. And he was so hot.

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