SKU 6822

VARIOLA VERA (1982) * with switchable English and Spanish subtitles *

Directed by Goran Marković Rade Šerbedžija - Dr. Grujić Erland Josephson - Dr. Dragutin Majcan Kenigsmark (Dubbed by Petar Kralj) Dušica Žegarac - Dr. Marković Varja Đukić - Dr. Danka Uskoković Rade Marković - Superintendent Čole Vladislava Milosavljević - Nurse Slavica Peter Carsten - UN Epidemiologist (Dubbed by Mihajlo Viktorović) Aleksandar Berček - Magistar Jovanović Radmila Živković - Nurse Zaga Semka Sokolović-Bertok - Dr. Ćirić Bogdan Diklić - Duško

The plot of the film is based on an actual smallpox epidemic which broke out in Yugoslavia in 1972. It starts with a Muslim pilgrim who has returned from Saudi Arabia with an unknown disease. Moving from place to place, he dies and the infection spreads. By the time those in charge realize it's a disease which was thought to have been eradicated, it's already too late: smallpox starts running rampant throughout the population. The film follows the behavior of almost all layers of society in which the epidemic occurs: patients in the hospital; the medical staff; ordinary citizens; politicians. With the terror of the disease comes people's true colors to the fore.

DVD-R is in Serbo-Croatian with switchable English and Spanish subtitles. Approx. 104 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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