Walter / Valter (Serbia, 2012)

directed by Andrej Aćin, documentary, 75 min, eng subtitles
written by Andrej Aćin, Vuk Ršumović

The documentary, Walter, explores the relationship between the real story of the partisan leader Vladimir Peric, and its depiction in a communist era blockbuster "Walter Defends Sarajevo", the first ever action thriller made in Yugoslavia. The documentary also focuses on memories of Velimir "Bata" Živojinović, one of the most famous Yugoslav actors ever, who starred as Walter in the original 1972 classic.
The film delves into the reasons why Walter became a legend and why the partisan film gained a myth status and had such an affect on so many aspects of the Yugoslav pop culture of the 1970s and 1980s, as well as other countries behind the Iron Curtain and, most significantly, China.