(John Petkovic, The Plain Dealer) The strongman by definition is the leader who rules through force and fear.
But who wants to be known as a brute? Even Kim Jong Il is a noted film buff and an aesthete who keeps tabs on the fashion world.
When it comes to Epicurean strongmen, few rival Josip Broz Tito.
The Marshal of Yugoslavia ruled — or as it’s been often said, “he kept Yugoslavia together” — from the end of World War II to his death in 1980. He navigated between East and West, leading a foreign policy of neutrality. He chartered a new path for socialism.
And he loved movies, as “Cinema Komunisto” reveals. Mila Turajlic’s documentary focuses on the Yugoslav strongman’s obsession with film.