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I love the pure extravagance of this film. A tiger, trapped in ruins, reaches for the head of a defiant swan. An elephant steals a pair of shoes from an open, 2nd story window. A young woman flies through the air to her waiting groom - attached or not to a battering ram? Blacky, an electrician, has seemingly infinite resistance (pun intended) to torture by electrical shock - not to mention that he sleeps with his eyes wide open and charges on-stage while his lover is performing, ties her on his back, and carries her away.
And all this is done at the pace of the Marx Brothers on speed and with NO reliance on computer-generated graphics. It's all from the creative brains of the writer/director/cinematographer team. Forget realism - just take a ride on the back of this film and try to catch your breath!
On the next level, cinematography, acting, directing are all unrivaled, if at times overemphasized and overdone (but that's Kusturica for you)
Boris, from Vancouver (originaly from SUBOTICA, YU)
The story is perfect mix of tragedy, comedy, romance,hate. Everything we incapsulate in what we call a life. Underneith it tells the story of heroes,glorification of heroes, war criminals. It's not often i get swept away by a film but this film really managed to capture what the film medium can do. A mix of bitter sweet story, that changes emotions and attitude throughout the film
As original as two Coen brothers films combined and as moving as anything you will ever see........ Perhaps the best film of this decade... Seldom do you learn so much about the times you are living in as in this film. It's a must see for anyone who consider themselves even a bit interested in films. Masterpieces like this are so hard to come by that no one can afford to miss it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I first saw this film in 1996, when Yugoslavia was still in its death throes. I didn’t know what to make of it then – it seemed almost completely indigestible. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Rick Woodward
Samo mogu da mu ga oblizu svi zluradi nikogovici s cetiri petokrake i manje!Published 20 months ago by Gladley
not the quality I expected. Sound is inferior - could not set it for 15 minutes.
Overall, disappointed: this is an iconic Yugoslav film that I bought for my children to see... Read more
great flick understood it only because I spent a month in Croatia and saw what a messed up place it isPublished on June 27, 2014 by myrl brut
The abstract doesn't say a word about the music in this film. I still cannot find a soundtrack for this epic movie, one of my favorites.Published on June 27, 2014 by Gerardo Marina
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