Idealist

  • Fiction Film
  • 122’
drama
  • 1976
  • Yugoslavia (Slovenia)

The movie based upon the classical Slovene novel Martin Kačur, depicts the clash between the teacher Martin Kačur and his conservative environment. Due to his progressive ideas, he is transferred to a small town. The village environment is even more depressing than his former surroundings were, as the influence of both the secular and the Church authorities is even greater in the country. Even tho

The movie based upon the classical Slovene novel Martin Kačur, depicts the clash between the teacher Martin Kačur and his conservative environment. Due to his progressive ideas, he is transferred to a small town. The village environment is even more depressing than his former surroundings were, as the influence of both the secular and the Church authorities is even greater in the country. Even though Martin meets Tončka and the two of them get married, he gradually becomes a disillusioned and embittered man. In time, when society's strictures become somewhat milder, Martin is transferred to a more friendly environment, but all the injustices he has experienced have already bitten too deep. Unlike his wife, Martin finds it very difficult to accept changes. When his son dies, it seems as though he has lost all his elan and the will to live. Will he be able to go on bringing the light of knowledge to the ignorant masses, or will his ideals be buried forever like a man in a snowdrift?

Director Igor Pretnar
Cast Radko Polič, Milena Zupančič, Dare Ulaga
Awards 9 awards

Writing

based on the book by
(roman: Martin Kačur)
screenwriter
screenwriter

Direction

director

Cinematography

director of photography

Music

music composer

Editing

film editor

Production design

production designer

Costume design

costume designer

Make-up

key make-up artist
assistant director
assistant director
assistant director
line producer
key sound technician

production

Prešeren Award
best directing
1977

Za režijo filma Idealist in za celotni filmski opus.

Grand Prix Golden Arena
best film
1976
Golden Arena
best leading role
1976
Golden Arena
best leading role
1976
Stop Magazine Award for Character Actors
best supporting role
1976
Stop Magazine Award for Best Actor
best actor/actress
1976
Diploma
best make-up
1976

Za masku u filmovima Idealist i Seljačka buna 1573.

MEtod Badjura Silver Plaque
best make-up
1976
Premiere
15.04.1976, Yugoslavia
Genres
drama
Production countries
Yugoslavia (Slovenia)
Technical data
Duration and length
122 minutes / 3333 meters
Colour
Colour
Sound
mono
Negative format
film 35mm
Screening formats
film 35mm

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