About the film
yugoslavia pregnancy funeral pregnant minor jeans teenage crush loss of virginity rowing told in flashback jazz band rowing boat
Hey Babu Riba
Release Date: October 23, 1985
|Production Companies||:||Smart Egg Pictures, Avala Film, Inex film, Centar film, Esplendor|
In 1985, four middle-aged Yugoslav emigres return to Belgrade for the funeral of Mariana, their beautiful compatriot. They called her Esther, for Esther Williams, she was the coxswain for their four-man rowing team, and they each loved her. They'd last seen her in 1953, when they rowed her across the Adriatic, pregnant, to join her exiled father in Italy. In flashbacks we learn the story of their youthful baptism into sex, smoking, rock and roll (Hey Ba-ba-re-bop), Hollywood and Swedish films, blue jeans on the black market, and their rivalry with Ristic, the Communist Party youth leader for whom they had instant antipathy.