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When Father Was Away on Business

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Original title
Otac na sluzbenom putu
Year
Running time
136 min.
Country
Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
Director
Screenwriter
Abdulah Sidran
Music
Zoran Simjanovic
Cinematography
Vilko Filac
Cast
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Producer
Centar Film / Forum Sarajevo
Genre
Drama | 1940s
Synopsis / Plot
Tito's break-up with Stalin in 1948 marked the beginning of not only confusing, but also very dangerous years for many hard-core Yugoslav communists. A careless remark about the newspaper cartoon is enough for Mesha to join many arrested unfortunates. His family is now forced to cope with the situation and wait for his release from prison. The story is told from the perspective of Malik, his young son who believes the mother's story about father being "away on business".
Awards
1985: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
1985: Cannes Film Festival: Palme d´Or (Golden Palm) - Best Film
1985: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
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