Barking on Stars

The Screenplay

Set in a small provincial high school at the beginning of the 60', this romantic and witty comedy features an array of characters - the entire graduate class IV/2 and their teachers. The adventures and escapades these characters live through - recognizable, yet personal and authentic - easily reach the hearts of the audience. The leading character - intelligent and spirited graduate student Mihailo (played by Dragan Micanovic) - excels at school curriculum surpassing his class-mates and even teachers, but has to fight his own brother - earthly minded guy who has already learned how to make money and needs no further education - over the love and attention of alluring and romantic class-mate Danica (played by Natasa Solak).

Then we meet the head of the class - PE teacher who is all nuts, obsessed by the idea of a perfect body fitness. He thinks of his students as clumsy and drowsy and consequently, makes them exercise whenever he gets a chance. Once, applying his own theory that the best remedy for morning sleepiness is a sudden leap from one's bed, he collides with a wall, suffers concussion and emerges from the incident a wackier person. He has yet another obsession: he believes his protégé and favorite student will win boxing championship. They work out fanatically until, one day, the boastful boxing champion wannabe comes backs from a big city boxing match all bruised and down in the dumps. The general rule among students is: "The more tricks you employ, the less you've got to study", or "the teachers' favorite student is bete-noire for class-mates".

Now, we reach the point when the students are bound to say one sentimental 'farewell' to school and one another. That's how the story ends.

The Crew

Producers: KOMUNA i RTS

Screenplay: Milovan Vitezović, Zdravko Šotra based on the novel by Milovan Vitezović

Director: Zdravko Šotra

Executive producer:Zoran Janković

Producers: Aleksandar Avramović, Maksa Ćatović

Art director: Slobodan Terzić

Director of photography: Veselko Krčmar

Set designer: Miodrag Nikolić

Costume designer: Gordana Andjelković

Music: Vojkan Borisavljević

Editor: Petar Putniković

 

 

The Cast

 

Students:

Mihailo Knežević Filozof - Dragan Mićanović

Danica Janković - Nataša Šolak

Milić Gavranić Tupa - Nikola Djuričko

Bogoljub Marić - Nebojša Ilić

Mladen Ložanić Maler - Milorad Damjanović

Milena Koheza - Isidora Minić

Budimir Vujić Dim - Petar Ćirica

Jovan Slobenovic Piki - Nebojsa Milovanovic

Simeon - Marko Jeremić

Miki Knežević - Rastko Janković

Slavka - Sandra Balaban

Professors:

Dragićević Djuro - Bogdan Diklić

Stević Gradimir - Dragan Jovanović

Božović - Velimir Bata Živojinović

Lazičić Nenad Kutuz - Branimir Brstina

Jelinić Dana - Vesna Trivalić

Milićevićka - Maja Sabljić

Maletić - Drago Čuma

Dokić Olivera - Albena Stavreva

Lazarević Slobodan - Aleksandar Berček

Direktor gimnazije - Nikola Simić

Other:

Mihailov brat - Igor Pervić
Mihailova devojka - Ksenija Zelenović
Čedomir Panić - Marko Čvorović
Mika Traper - Nenad Jezdić
Kelner Belmondo - Mihajlo Bata Paskaljević
Roksanda - Katarina Mitrović