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Director  Aleksandar Petrovic
Screenplay  Aleksandar Petrovic
Language  Serbo-Croatian
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Genre  Drama, War
Story by  Antonije Isakovic
Country  Yugoslavia
Three (1965 film) movie poster
Release date  1965
Writer  Antonije Isakovic (story), Aleksandar Petrovic
Cast  Velimir '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 movies  Related 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.


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The theme of the film is the death, in three forms: as witness of it, as a victim of it, and as an executor. Three was the first Yugoslav movie released in the United States (in 1966).

Aleksandar Petrović's films Three and I Even Met Happy Gypsies provided the world an introduction to Yugoslav cinema. Unlike ‘Three’ it was very well received and translated in over 100 languages.

Statement by director



  • Bata Živojinović as Miloš Bojanić
  • Nikola-Kole Angelovski
  • Stole Aranđelović
  • Dragomir Bojanić
  • Milan Jelić
  • Branislav Jerinić as Komandir
  • Laza Jovanović
  • Mirjana Kodžić
  • Vesna Krajina as Vera
  • Voja Mirić as Partizan
  • Slobodan Perović as Nevino optuženi
  • Ali Raner as Mladić
  • Awards, Honors

  • Academy Awards Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film- 1966 (39th edition)
  • - XIIth Pula Film Festival (Yugoslavia), 1965: GRAND PRIX (Golden Arena) for Best Film,
  • - XIIth Pula Film Festival (Yugoslavia), 1965: GRAND PRIX (Golden Arena) for Best Director
  • - XIIth Pula Film Festival (Yugoslavia), 1965: GRAND PRIX (Golden Arena) for Best Actor
  • - XIIth Pula Film Festival (Yugoslavia), 1965: Critics' Award “Milton Manaki”
  • - Bronze Plaque (Bronzana Plaketa) – BUNINOVA VRATA, Yugoslav award, 1965
  • - 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.
  • Press excerpts

    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.


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