The Final Adventure of Kaktus Kid (Poslednja Avantura Kaktus Bate)

Serbia | NR | 62 min | Serbian


Angell Hall Fri, May 17 5:45 PM
with special guest appearance!
Emagine Royal Oak - Aud 8 Sat, May 18 5:45 PM
with special guest appearance!
Event Info
Film Section:World Documentary
Content Advisory
Special Guest Appearance
Ann Arbor
Royal Oak
Sponsored By:U-M Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia
Audience Award:Yes
Film Info
Release Year:2018
Run Time (in minutes):62
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Production Country:Serbia
Subtitles:with English subtitles
Previous Festivals:Beldocs
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Dorde Markovic


Aleksandar Zograf, a renowned cartoonist discovers an unusual comic book from World War II. The comic’s hero is Kaktus Kid – a small cactus trapped in his pot. Intrigued, Zograf investigates into the life of Kaktus Kid’s creator – little known artist Veljko Kockar. He soon discovers that Kockar was arrested just after the liberation of Belgrade in 1944. He was charged for being a Gestapo agent and executed. Zograf’s investigation reveals a far more complex story: Kockar’s identity and artistic works were stolen, he possibly has an affair with the girlfriend of a guerilla soldier and he drew anti-communist propaganda for the Nazis. As he explores the story and pieces together the scraps of evidence 70 years after it happened Zograf is faced with his own personal and artistic dilemmas: why do these little drawings have such power to give consolation but also lead to violence?
With special guest appearance by director Djordje Markovic on Fri. May 17 and Sat. May 18
With special guest appearance by director Djordje Markovic on Fri. May 17 and Sat. May 18