is a 1989 film, set in SR Bosnia and Herzegovina written by Abdullah Sidran and Ademir Kenović
Ademir Kenović is a Bosnian film director and producer. He graduated from the University of Sarajevo in 1969 and then studied film, English literature and art at the Denison University in Ohio, graduating in 1989. His films include Kuduz and It's Hard to be Nice...
, who also directed the film. It was nominated for three European Film Awards in 1989: Best Young Film
, Best Actress
(for Snežana Bogdanović), and Best Composer
(for Goran Bregović
Goran Bregović is one of the most internationally known modern musicians and composers of the Balkans. He currently splits his time between Paris and Belgrade, where he settled down during the Yugoslav Wars.Bregović has composed for such varied artists as Iggy Pop and Cesária Évora...
). It is based on the true story of the outlaw Junuz Kečo.
A petty criminal is released from prison and marries his girlfriend. He manages to live a life free from crime, poor but happy, until his new wife commits adultery
Adultery is sexual infidelity to one's spouse, and is a form of extramarital sex. It originally referred only to sex between a woman who was married and a person other than her spouse. Even in cases of separation from one's spouse, an extramarital affair is still considered adultery.Adultery is...
, which leads him to murder her and her lover. He then escapes into the mountains and evades justice for years.
This is a story about love and tragedy. It takes place in the grim social setting of city outskirts. Badema, a seductive local girl, meets Bećir Kuduz who has just come out of prison. Neither the age difference nor fact that Badema has a little girl of her own (without knowing who the father is) stops them from coming together, each with plans of their own. Kuduz dreams of starting up his own construction business, Badema wants to work in a local cafe where it is fun and never boring.
But Badema is obviously quite light-hearted and is no homebody. Kuduz, meanwhile, is a man plagued by tragedy, torn by love, passion and jealousy. The two squabble and make up, then fight and split up only to return, and so the story unfolds until it reaches its inevitable tragic end. And it would all be utterly banal and unimportant were it not for fact that behind this tragedy lies the pure, true love of two people who find each other in this cruel world: Kuduz and Badema's five-year-old daughter Amela.
- Slobodan Ćustić as Bećir Kuduz
- Snežana Bogdanović as Badema Kuduz
- Božidar Bunjevac as Salem Pilav
- Branko Đurić as Alija Boro
- Mustafa Nadarević
Mustafa Nadarević is a Bosnian actor and comedian. He has studied at the Academy of Drama and Arts in Zagreb....
as Police officer Šemso
- Ivana Legin as Amela, Badema's daughter
- Radmila Živković as Andja
- Boro Stjepanović
Borislav "Boro" Stjepanović born May 8, 1946 in Vareš) is a Serbian actor and director. He played in over 50 films, most notably in Sjećaš li se Dolly Bell, Ko to tamo peva, Čudo neviđeno, Miris dunja, Kuduz, Gluvi barut and First Class Thieves...
- Sena Mustajbašić
- Saša Petrović
- Amina Begović
- Haris Burina
European award "Felix", Paris, France:
- Special award for the spirit of the film coming from Sarajevo
Yugoslav Feature Film Festival, Pula, SR Croatia:
- "Big Silver Arena," producer's award
- "Studio's stag," awarded by the audience
- "Golden gate of Pula," awarded by the audience
- "Golden wreathe," awarded by the critics
- "Golden gladiator," special award
- Recognition of Merit for Best Actress to Snežana Bogdanović
Film Festival Vrnjačka Banja, Yugoslavia:
- Award for Best Screenplay to Abdullah Sidran
Film Festival, Herceg Novi:
- Award for Best Director to Ademir Kenović
Film Festival , Niš, Yugoslavia:
- "Grand Prix," for Best Actor to Slobodan Ćustić
- "Empress Teodora," for Best Actrees to Snežana Bogdanović
- Award for Best Small Part Actress to Radmila Živković
- Kuduz at Bosnian WikiQuote
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