The Rat Saviour (Croatian: Izbavitelj) is a 1976 Croatian fantasy horror film directed by Krsto Papić. It was released in 1976, but won Best Film at the 1980 Paris Festival and 1982 Fantasporto. The film was selected as the Yugoslav entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 49th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
|The Rat Saviour|
|Directed by||Krsto Papić|
|Written by||Ivo Brešan|
(based on the novel by Alexander Grin)
|Edited by||Miroslava Kapić|
|Music by||Brane Živković|
In 1999, a poll of Croatian film critics found it to be one of the best Croatian films ever made.
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A man uncovers a race of intelligent rats who can appear as human. He is captured and taken to the rat people's leader (the "savior" of the movie's title). He escapes, but then wonders who among his fellow humans is a rat person in disguise.
- "ARHiNET – Izbavitelj (Komad)".
- Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences[full citation needed]
- ""Tko pjeva, zlo ne misli" najbolji hrvatski film svih vremena!". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). 28 November 1999. Retrieved 8 February 2013.