The protagonist, Beli Bora Perjar, is a charming but mean-spirited gypsy, while his former affair, the kafana singer Lenče, is submissive. Bora is in love with the younger Tisa, who is being offered in marriage by her step-father. The two get themselves in trouble and eventually have to flee. Tisa rejects her husband and she and Bora get married in the church. Tisa tries to get to Belgrade, while Bora stabs a man in a knife fight. They are both, therefore, exiled from their Romani camp, yet their adventures continue.
Director: Aleksandar Petrovic.
Stars: Bekim Fehmiu, Olivera Katarina, Bata Živojinović, Gordana Jovanović, Mija Aleksić, Severin Bijelić, Stojan Decermić, Milivoje Đorđević, Rahela Ferari, Etelka Filipovski , Milorad Jovanović. AKA I Even Met Happy Gypsies
1968 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
1968 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Palme d’Or.
1968 Cannes Film Festival – Winner of FIPRESCI Prize and Grand Prize of the Jury.
1969 Golden Globes – Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.