Producеr: Yugoslav Drama Theatre, Belgrade, Serbia
Text: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Michael Fengler
Directed by: Bobo Jelčić
19.Sep | 19:00
Place: Yugoslav Drama Theatre - Ljuba Tadić Stage
This is a staging of the eponymous Fassbinder’s film about a "little man in the jaws of capitalism", an antihero trying to resist the challenges of the outer world, connected to his career, financial status, marital life… Those efforts are moving, comic, absurd, and the outcome inevitably fatal. The Croatian director Bobo Jelčić has rightly concluded that this story is typical of the present-day world, especially for the communities in the Eastern Europe which are going through economic transition, and made no additional adaptations. He has based his concept on the difference between the interpretation of the characters from Mr. R’s surroundings (automatized, quick…), who cause his frustration, and the excellent Boris Isaković who interprets the main protagonist in an emotionally justified, dramatically elaborate manner, and enviable comical skills. He steps out of the world of fiction, breaks the fourth wall, asks for the audience’s support. By not lending it, we become passive accomplices of this misfortune.