Description:The beginning of World War I disturbs the peaceful life of a small Dalmatian village. Fisherman Ivo Kralj leaves for war, leaving his young wife Maria and his mother; then he gets captured and soon the news of his death arrives. His friend Nikola, who was not mobilised for his short leg, starts to look after Ivo`s family and due to his kindness Maria becomes rather devoted to him and finally marries him. At the very end of war, Ivo escapes from the camp, comes back home where he finds out that his wife is about to deliver a baby. In a secluded place, his mother explains to him the situation and he, realizing that ''life goes on'', leaves for good, while Maria and Nikola never knew of his comeback. Shooting of the film ’’Life goes on’’ (the first sound film recorded in Serbian language and shot in Dalmatia by the Czech producers) was followed by numerous difficulties, because of the conflict between the director Karl Junghans and the producers who changed him and then the British director F. W. Kraemer was brought to the set, while the sickly well-known Russian actress Vera Baranovskaya was replaced by Zlata Dryakova from Zagreb in a role of the mother. The film was made in four versions (Czech, German, French and Serbo-Croatian); the local version was shorter, differently edited and obviously with the least dedicated attention. After the opening night in 1935 at the Festival in Venice, the film was successfully screened in Yugoslav cinema theatres.
Mots-clés:EFG1914 / World War I / Prvi svetski rat; Zarobljenički logor; / World War I; Prisoner-of-war camp; / World War, 1914-1918 -- Balkan Peninsula