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Veljko Despotović is a Actor and Production Design born on 1 october 1931 at Zagreb (Croatie)

Veljko Despotović

Veljko Despotović
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Birth 1 october 1931 at Zagreb (Croatie)
Death 6 april 2013 (at 81 years)

Veljko Despotović (born 1 October 1931- died 6 April 2013) was a notable Serbian film and television production designer.

In 1958 he graduated from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Architecture, after which he continued with designing theatre, film and television sets. Between 1950 and 1962 he was working as an assistant in the art department and as an architect in theatre, film and television. Since 1962 he works as independent Serbian and foreign film set designer. He has done over 150 domestic and foreign movies and co-productions.

Despotović won two Golden Arena for Best Production Design awards at the 1979 and 1984 editions of the Pula Film Festival, the Yugoslav national film awards. for his work on the films The Man to Kill (Čovjek koga treba ubiti, 1979; directed by Veljko Bulajić), Burning (Usijanje, 1979; directed by Boro Drašković), and Strangler vs. Strangler (Davitelj protiv davitelja, 1984; directed by Slobodan Šijan).

Best films

Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
(Art Direction)
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
(Art Direction)

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Filmography of Veljko Despotović (20 films)

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Il était une fois en Yougoslavie : Cinema Komunisto, 1h41
Origin Serbie
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Veljko Despotović, Bata Živojinović, Veljko Bulajić
Roles Himself
Rating77% 3.878093.878093.878093.878093.87809
À travers le témoignage de Leka Konstantinovic, projectionniste personnel du président Josip Broz Tito durant 32 ans, l'histoire d'une nation disparue, la Yougoslavie. Tito aimait le cinéma et lui accordait une grande importance. Dès 1945, il créa, à Belgrade, les studios Avala censés devenir le Hollywood de l'Europe de l'Est. Mila Turajlic, la réalisatrice, a accompli un travail titanesque en rassemblant un nombre remarquable d'archives inédites et notamment des séquences de films yougoslaves jusque-là inconnus hors de son pays.


The Tour
The Tour (2008)
, 1h54
Directed by Goran Marković
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films
Actors Dragan Nikolić, Sergej Trifunović, Tihomir Stanić, Jelena Djokić, Mira Furlan, Josif Tatić
Roles Production Design
Rating71% 3.596733.596733.596733.596733.59673
In December 1993, as the Bosnian War rages, Stanislav, an actor living in Belgrade, convinces members of a theater troupe to perform with him at the front lines. Desperate for money, the troupe, consisting of Misko, Sonja, Zaki, Lale, and Jadranka, accept the offer.
Gorilla Bathes at Noon, 1h23
Directed by Dušan Makavejev
Origin German
Genres Comedy
Actors Svetozar Cvetković, Eva Ras, Davor Janjić
Roles Production Design
Rating56% 2.813592.813592.813592.813592.81359
Conan the Barbarian, 2h5
Directed by John Milius
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about slavery, Films about magic and magicians
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Sandahl Bergman, Cassandra Gava, Mako Iwamatsu, Valérie Quennessen
Roles Art Direction
Rating68% 3.4492653.4492653.4492653.4492653.449265
Wizard of the Mounds Conan the Barbarian is a film about a young barbarian's quest to avenge his parents' deaths. The story is set in the fictional Hyborian Age, thousands of years before the rise of modern civilization. The film opens with the title card, "That which does not kill us makes us stronger", a paraphrasing of Friedrich Nietzsche, followed by a voice-over that establishes the film as the story of Conan's origin.
Who's Singin' Over There?, 1h27
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure
Themes Political films
Actors Pavle Vuisić, Dragan Nikolić, Danilo Stojković, Taško Načić, Boro Stjepanović, Aleksandar Berček
Roles Production Design
Rating86% 4.3442154.3442154.3442154.3442154.344215
On Saturday, April 5, 1941, one day before the Nazi invasion of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, a colourful group of random passengers on a country road deep in the heart of Serbia board a dilapidated Krstić & Son bus, headed for the capital Belgrade: two Gypsy musicians, a World War I veteran, a Germanophile, a budding singer, a sickly looking man, and a hunter with a rifle. The bus is owned by Krstić Sr., and driven by his impressionable son Miško.
The Man to Kill, 1h45
Directed by Veljko Bulajić
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Historical
Actors Zvonimir Črnko, Dušica Žegarac
Roles Production Design
Rating69% 3.4720753.4720753.4720753.4720753.472075
Cross of Iron, 2h13
Directed by Sam Peckinpah
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner, Senta Berger, Klaus Löwitsch
Roles Art Direction
Rating73% 3.69763.69763.69763.69763.6976
The movie opens with German children's song "Hänschen klein" mixed with black-and-white footage of prewar and war scenes. It then segues to color and a German platoon raid on a Russian forward outpost led by Sergeant Rolf Steiner (James Coburn), during which his men capture a young Russian boy-soldier (Slavko Štimac).
Seven Beauties, 1h55
Directed by Lina Wertmüller
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films about psychiatry, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Giancarlo Giannini, Fernando Rey, Shirley Stoler, Roberto Herlitzka, Aldo Valletti, Massimo Vanni
Roles Art Direction
Rating76% 3.8461853.8461853.8461853.8461853.846185
The picaresque story follows its protagonist, Pasqualino (Giannini) who, as a dandy and small-time hood in Naples, to save the family honour, is sent to prison for killing a pimp (and then dissecting the victim and placing the body in suitcases) who had turned Pasqualino's sister into a prostitute. Convicted and sent to prison, Pasqualino succeeds in being transferred to a psychiatric ward. Desperate to get out, he volunteers for the Italian Army, but then somewhere in Germany he deserts with a comrade. They are captured and sent to a concentration camp. There, in a bid to save his own life, Pasqualino decides to survive by providing sexual favors to the obese and ugly female commandant (Stoler). His plan succeeds, except for the fact that he is then put in charge of the barracks as a kapo, and is obliged to select six men to be killed under the threat that if he doesn't do so, they will all be killed. Pasqualino ends up executing the soldier with whom he was captured and being responsible for the death of another fellow prisoner, a Spanish anarchist. At the war's end, upon his return to Naples, Pasqualino discovers that his seven sisters, his fiancée and even his mother have all survived through prostitution.
Fiddler on the Roof, 2h52
Directed by Norman Jewison
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Théâtre, Musical films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Chaim Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, Paul Mann, Paul Michael Glaser
Roles Art Direction
Rating79% 3.9979753.9979753.9979753.9979753.997975
In 1905, Tevye, a poor Jewish milkman living in the Russian village of Anatevka, explains to the audience what keeps the Jews of Anatevka going is the balance they achieve through following their ancient traditions, comparing their precarious circumstance to a fiddler on a roof: trying to scratch out a pleasant tune, while not breaking their necks. The fiddler appears throughout the film as a metaphoric reminder of the Jews' ever-present fears and danger, and also as a symbol of the traditions Tevye is trying to hold on to as his world changes around him. While in town, Tevye meets Perchik, a radical Marxist from Kiev. Tevye invites Perchik to stay with him and his family, and as a deal, offers him food, in exchange for Perchik tutoring his daughters.
Bitter Fruit, 1h48
Directed by Jacqueline Audry
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Monde imaginaire, Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Emmanuelle Riva, Laurent Terzieff, Beba Loncar, Roger Coggio, Rik Battaglia, Slobodan Dimitrijević
Roles Production Design
Rating66% 3.3444153.3444153.3444153.3444153.344415
Soledad est membre d’un groupe dissident d’un petit état dictatorial d’Amérique du Sud. Quand elle est arrêtée et emprisonnée, sa sœur Dita obtient sa libération en s’offrant à Alfonso, le directeur de la police. Lorsque Soledad apprend que ses compagnons la soupçonnent d’avoir été libérée au prix d’une trahison, elle assassine le chef de la police pour être innocentée.