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The Fall of Rock & Roll (1989)

Kako je propao rokenrol (original title)
Three stories about unconventional young people exploring love, music, jealousy and relationships.

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Aleksandar Barisic (segment), Biljana Maksic (segment) (as Biljana Pajkic) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Nebojsa Bakocevic Nebojsa Bakocevic ... Darko (segment "Nije sve u ljubavi, ima nesto i u lovi")
Predrag Bjelac ... (as Pedja Bjelac)
Dragan Bjelogrlic Dragan Bjelogrlic ... Policajac 1 (segment "Do izvora dva putica")
Branimir Brstina Branimir Brstina ... Srdjan Hadzi-Karic (segment "Do izvora dva putica")
Kosta Bunusevac Kosta Bunusevac
Goran Cavajda Goran Cavajda
Bogdan Diklic ... Slobodan (segment "Ne salji mi pismo")
Branko Djuric ... Djura Veselinovic (segment "Ne salji mi pismo") (as Branko Djuric Djuro)
Anica Dobra ... Barbara (segment "Nije sve u ljubavi, ima nesto i u lovi")
Dusan Kojic Dusan Kojic ... Green Tooth
Petar Kralj Petar Kralj ... Inspektor (segment "Nije sve u ljubavi, ima nesto i u lovi")
Petar Lupa Petar Lupa ... Komsija sa puskom
Milorad Mandic-Manda Milorad Mandic-Manda ... (as Milorad Mandic)
Jelena Mila Jelena Mila ... (as Jelena Ivanisevic)
Branislav 'Ciga' Milenkovic Branislav 'Ciga' Milenkovic ... Harmonikas (segment "Do izvora dva putica") (as Branislav-Ciga Milenkovic)
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Omnibus film, consisting of three independent parts: in the first story, Koma, a failed rocker, wants to prove to his producer father that newly composed music could be better than his. He becomes a mysterious masked folk singer-known as Ninja. In the second, Dracula falls madly in love. A blonde woman manages to deprive him of eternal life without the help of sunrise. The last story is about Eve and Djuro. She is creator, he is a musician. They live in a harmonious relationship, but a love letter brings division among them. Written by Nikola Popovic

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Country:

Yugoslavia

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Serbo-Croatian

Release Date:

7 May 1989 (Serbia) See more »

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The Fall of Rock & Roll See more »

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Great fun...
12 June 2002 | by Decko_koji_obecavaSee all my reviews

Back in the 1980s rock'n'roll and movies frequently overlapped in Serbia, and it's a joint effort of this kind that gave birth to "Kako je propao rokenrol". Other similar colaborations gave us 1981's "Decko koji obecava" and to a lesser extent "Davitelj protiv davitelja", both also quality movies.

This film consists of 3 independent stories tied together by a Master of Ceremonies of sorts named Green Tooth (famous Belgrade musician and personality Dusan 'Koja' Kojic's alter ego) who appears at the beginning of each one. They all tell tales of Belgrade's cynical teenagers and young adults living their mostly urbane and hip existences, centered around making music or in certain cases merely looking different and acting against the norm. However, the problems they're forced to deal with are more earthly in nature and they include:

  • finding a catchy hook to sell avantgarde underground music to a populous that prefers folk,


  • paying the rent and getting your life together before your wife gives birth


or in case of the guy from 2nd story

  • simply getting a girl to put out without any commitment expectations, etc...


Movie was made as kind of a showcase for young Serbian and Yugoslav writers and directors coming up in the late 1980s, who contributed these stories in hopes of getting their names and work more exposure. And while their talents were certainly shown in good light here, none of them, unfortunately, went on to notable careers in film making.

All 3 stories have plenty of charm, wit and good dialogue to merit a strong recommendation. Combining two generations of Serbian actors as kind of on-screen adversaries competing for bragging rights also works very well and it's fabulous to watch as an underlying dynamic.

Great music too, courtesy of a Belgrade band 'Elektricni orgazam'.


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