My Uncle's Legacy

Život sa stricem (My Uncle's Legacy) is a 1988 Yugoslavian drama film directed by Krsto Papić, starring Davor Janjić, Alma Prica, Miodrag Krivokapić, Branislav Lečić, Anica Dobra and Ivo Gregurević. It is based on Okvir za mržnju, a novel by Ivan Aralica.[2]

My Uncle's Legacy
CroatianŽivot sa stricem
Directed byKrsto Papić
Written byIvan Aralica (novel and screenplay)
Mate Matišić
Krsto Papić
Produced byBranko Baletić
Tomislav Milanović
Ben Stassen
StarringDavor Janjić
Alma Prica
Miodrag Krivokapić
Branislav Lečić
Anica Dobra
Ivo Gregurević
Filip Šovagović
Fabijan Šovagović
CinematographyBoris Turković
Edited byRobert Lisjak
Music byBrane Živković
Distributed byInternational Film Exchange (1990) (USA)
Release date
  • 7 April 1988 (1988-04-07) (Yugoslavia)[1]
Running time
116 minutes



"In the story, Martin is a schoolboy with a sense of the absurd and a willingness to use ridicule to amuse himself and his classmates. He has an uncle who is high up in the nation’s bureaucracy who protects him and his grandfather now that his father has died. His grandfather is too stubborn to give his farm to the local farming collective, and Martin himself is in hot water with the principal for making fun of his girlfriend, one of the students at the high school. However, as long as the uncle is able to protect them, they remain out of hot water."[3]



The film won the Golden Arena for Best Film at the 1988 Pula Festival of Yugoslav Film,[1] along with the Golden Gate of Pula Audience Award, and was later nominated for the 1990 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The film was also selected as the Yugoslav entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 61st Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Život sa stricem". Baza HR kinematografije (in Croatian). Retrieved 2017-01-08.
  2. ^ "Život sa stricem". Filmski leksikon (in Croatian). Miroslav Krleža Institute of Lexicography. 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  3. ^ My Uncle's Legacy (1988), retrieved 2020-10-06
  4. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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