Dusan Makavejev, the Yugoslavian writer and filmmaker best known for directing 1981 hit film, Montenegro, died on Friday, January 25, in the Serbian capital of Belgrade. He was 86.
The late director was highly recognized for his offbeat vision and erotic work in the film industry in the 1960s and '70s.
Montenegro, the drama comedy movie which he filmed in Sweden, was his most widely known film.
The film centered on a bored American housewife (played by actress Susan Anspach) in Stockholm who do adventures with a group of Yugoslavian gypsies and makes love with one of them.
Dušan Makavejev died today. Before he became the famed Black Wave director, Makavejev wrote for Yugoslav children's and student magazines, like Pionirske igre in 1960 here: "No film consists only of what you see... through film we learn about ourselves". pic.twitter.com/0VWS4Sppp8
— Edin Hajdarpasic (@_edinh) January 25, 2019
Dusan's films, which often centered on sexual liberation, known for scenes of nudity and explicit sex. He once said, "You discover that there is nothing as funny, as crazy, as dangerous, as exciting and as problematic as sex".
Born on October 13, 1932, in Belgrade, Dusan received a degree in social psychology from Belgrade University.
He also and served in the military. He split his activities between film criticism and filmmaking from 1957 to 1964.
His another hit film credit is 1985's The Coca-Cola Kid, starring Eric Roberts and Greta Scacch. A memorial service for the late Yugoslavian director will be announced in the coming days!
Rest in Peace Dusan Makavejev!
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