GenreDrama, War Story byAntonije Isakovic CountryYugoslavia
Release date1965 WriterAntonije Isakovic (story), Aleksandar Petrovic CastVelimir 'Bata' Živojinović (Milos Bojanic), Ali Raner (Mladic), Slobodan Perović (The innocent defendant (man without documents)), Branislav 'Ciga' Jerinić (The commander of the war patrols), Senka Veletanlić (Devojka), Voja Miric (Partizan) Similar moviesRelated Aleksandar Petrovic movies
Three (Serbo-Croatian: Tri) is a 1965 Yugoslav film directed by Aleksandar Petrović. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 39th Academy Awards.
- XVth Karlovy Vary (Karlsbad) International Festival,1966 GRAND PRIX for Best Film (HLAVNA CENA I)
- IXth Acapulco Festival of Best Movies, 1966 - Award "PALENKA", Golden Inca Head
- Festival of Italian neorealism – Avellino, 1966 - Award LACENO D'ORO
- In 1979, in a survey organized by the Yugoslav Film Institute for The Best Film in the history of the Yugoslav Cinema, the Yugoslav Film Critics and Artists put Three in second place behind I Even Met Happy Gypsies, from Aleksandar Petrović, declared the Best Film in the History of Yugoslav Cinema.
A review from the New York Times from 1967 when it was nominated for Best foreign film at the Academy Awards War’s utter bestiality and waste, usually illustrated by armies, is brought into sharp focus by a talented few in “Three,” a prize-winning Yugoslav drama that treats its bleak and harrowing subject with a grim but poetic artistry. It had a showing at the New York Film Festival last year, and is now at the Studio Cinema and 72d Street Theaters. The film is mystifyingly abrupt in its transitions, but its effects, physical and intellectual, are unmistakably forceful and chilling. The director, Aleksandar Petrovic, with the aid of a sparse script and stunning photography by Tomislav Pinter, has pointed up war’s ravages as it affects one partisan’s fights in one small sector of the conflict. In each of three events he is part of, needless death brought about by fear, despair and defeat.