AKA: Fine Mrtve Djevojke
Directed by: Dalibor Matanic
Starring: Olga Pakalovic (Iva), Nina Violic (Marija), Inge Appelt (Olga), Kresimir Mikic (Daniel), Jadranka Djokic (Lidija), Ivica Vidovic (Blaz)
Country: Croatia, Effed Up European Cinema
Language: Croatian, Effed Up Yugoslavian Cinema
Genres: Lesbians, Kidnapping, Rape – against Women
Plot – Spoilers:
A couple of lesbian lovers, Iva and Marija move into an apartment dominated by an old lady Olga and her submissive husband and useless son Daniel. Olga doesn’t suspect they’re lesbians and has plans for Iva and Daniel who himself fancies his chances. Meanwhile, Marija’s dad is convinced her lesbianism is an infection she caught from Iva and hires a prostitute to seduce Iva away from Marija.
The town where all this action takes place is a post-war Croatian shithole where life is static and the future bleak. Fine Dead Girls was one of the most appreciated, yet controversial films to emerge from the post-war Yugoslav region until A Serbian Film, a decade later.