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Innocence Unprotected Review


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World cinema knows few greater oddities than Dusan Makavejev's Innocence Unprotected, a strange documentary about the first talkie made in Serbia -- intercut with the entire film itself.

In 1942, during Hitler's occupation of Yugoslavia, "strongman" Dragoljub Aleksic (pictured below) was featured in a film that put his physical prowess on display in a romantic thriller (think Jean-Claude Van Damme today). The simple story told one of Aleksic rescuing a girl from a bully of a suitor and evil stepmother, all thanks to his ability to balance on tightropes, hang from airplanes with his mouth, and bite through steel chains with his teeth (which it turns out he really can do).

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