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Idealist (1976)

Screen Adaptation of a classic socio-critical novel.


Igor Pretnar


Ivan Cankar (novel), Igor Pretnar | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Radko Polic Radko Polic ... Martin Kacur
Milena Zupancic Milena Zupancic ... Toncka
Dare Ulaga Dare Ulaga ... Ferjan
Stevo Zigon Stevo Zigon ... Priest from Zapolje
Arnold Tovornik Arnold Tovornik ... Priest from Blatni Dol
Bert Sotlar Bert Sotlar ... Mayor from Blatni Dol
Janez Albreht Janez Albreht ... Grajzar
Marjeta Gregorac Marjeta Gregorac ... Minka
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zvone Agrez Zvone Agrez
Angel Arcon Angel Arcon
Maks Bajc Maks Bajc
Nada Bavdaz Nada Bavdaz
Marija Benko Marija Benko
Janez Bermez Janez Bermez
Ivo Bersinic Ivo Bersinic


Screen Adaptation of a classic socio-critical novel.

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Release Date:

15 April 1976 (Yugoslavia) See more »

Also Known As:

Az idealista See more »

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Viba Film See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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An important movie in an important time
14 February 2007 | by johan_medin_00See all my reviews

This truly was an amazing film. I'm astonished by the magnificent work of director Igor Pretnar, who clearly met all the hype that was brought on from the classic novel and far beyond. Indeed there are spectacular performances by the actors, however the one thing though that struck me the most was the way the film was shot. Considering the epoch, it had to be regarded in a futuristic kind of way back then which, when you ponder on it, actually makes Pretnar a pioneer in an avantgardic kind of way because of this sort of indie approach considering the shooting of the film.

During the entire film it feels like Pretnar takes the conventional and somehow refines it into greatness, and how you are carried by this notion along till the very last scene can only be described as true perfection.

Despite the fact that critics had their ways with Pretnar concerning his earlier controversial socio-critic allegories, which by many apprehended as too bold and recalcitrant, he really nails this one and in my opinion, I think the film had a more significant role regarding hope and liberation for the people of former Yugoslavia than audience might actually think.

As a last addition to this review I have to correct a few people who contributed with the reviews above. The actor in the film, Maks Bajc, plays a convincing part as a janitor named Daym Krytj and NOT Korv Brunovich as it's mentioned above.

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