Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator [Ljubavni slucaj ili tragedija sluzbenice P.T.T.]

Dusan Makavejev (director, screenwriter)
Brank Vucicevic (screenwriter)
Eva Ras, Slobodan Aligrudic (starring)

Belgrade: Avala Film, 1967. Original program for the international release of the 1967 Yugoslav black wave film. Photo-illustrated with stills from the film and reproductions of line illustrations. Wrappers text in French, with French, German, Russian, Spanish, and English text inside.

Taking on the trappings of American crime and film noir, about a woman who is murdered by her lover after her infidelity is discovered, the plot unfolds in non-chronological order, with imaginative digressions and interruptions where both a sexologist and criminologist directly address the camera, creating a critique of communist society and censorship.

10 x 8.25 inches. Very Good plus in stiff wrappers.

Criterion Eclipse 18. Rosenbaum 1000. Vogel, Film as a Subversive Art.

[Book #142997]