All Men are Good Men in Bad Society

Rajko Grlić

This is a story about seven people on ‘the fringe of society’.

No one ever explained to me this or other reasons for banning my documentaries. Angel Miladinov, who was an editor and without his courage they wouldn’t been done at all, made it all clear with a bottle of drink and coffee: ‘You make them, and I’ll try to make them play the films, but if I was to fail don’t ask me why!’ That was our only contract and we both honored it. For this documentary – at it was 2nd from 8 forbidden ones in 3 years – I only know that it was shown for years, sometimes few times a month, to a different kind of people at private screenings at Small Theatre of TV Zagreb in Dežmanova Street. Rajko Grlić


Rajko Grlić

Rajko Grlić was born in Zagreb in 1947. He graduated directing at FAMU in Prague. He directed and co-wrote nine fiction features, most of which had international distributions and screened in official competition at various international film festivals. He is the recipient of more than fifty prestigious international awards. He also produced and wrote screenplays for nine fiction features and two TV series. He has received various recognitions for screenwriting, including the UNESCO Award, FIPRESCI Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and the Peter Kastner Award. He has also directed three documentary series and several short films. He wrote, directed and produced the CR-ROM project: How To Make Your Movie: An Interactive Film School, which won eight international prizes, such as the Grand Award for Best Multimedia Project at the New York Film Festival in 1998. He teaches at Ohio University in Athens, USA, is the artistic director of Motovun Film Festival and director of the Imaginary Academy in Grožnjan. He directed and co-wrote the following feature films: The Constitution (2016), Just Between Us (2010), Border Post (2006), Josephine (2002), Croatia 2000: Who Wants to Be a President (documentary, co-written with Igor Mirković, 2001), Charuga (1991), That Summer of White Roses (1989), Three For Happiness (1986), In the Jaws of Life (1984), You Love Only Once (1981), Bravo Maestro (1978) and If It Kills Me (1974).

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1969, 65', bw, 16 mm

Directed by:
Rajko Grlić

Screenplay by:
Rajko Grlić

Marijan Šegović

Edited by:
Živka Toplak

Angel Miladinov

Produced by:
II program RTV Zagreb