Hey Babu Riba

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Hey Babu Riba

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

Year    :   1985
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   Smart Egg Pictures, Avala Film, Inex film, Centar film, Esplendor
Director    :   Jovan Aćin
Producers    :   Dragoljub Popović
Writers    :   Jovan Aćin
RunTime    :   112 mins.

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.


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