Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (1996)

  |  Comedy, Drama, History

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During the war in Bosnia, two childhood friends eventually become enemies, as the tragic and devastating circumstances of the war put them on the opposite sides and expose the most gruesome and cruel aspects of the human nature.


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23 July 2007 | hadzija
| By far, the best movie to come out of the Balkan wars
I've seen it again today. I've seen it ten years ago when it first came out. On a 17x copied VHS bootleg tape, and now on DVD. Without going into details, I can only say this is one of the movies that I've seen many times and each time I see it it strikes me as the best of the best. It's multi layered and highly symbolic at times, due to that, the only ones to understand it fully are people that have a good understanding of the Balkan wars and/or the mentality of the characters. Some see it as pro-Serbian propaganda, other see it as anti-Serbian. And that alone makes it worth watching for me. Anyways, it's a chilling and wonderful masterpiece. Sad, bleak, darkly humorous at times but very very VERY good.

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Release Date:

6 November 1997


Bosnian, Serbian, English

Country of Origin

Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

Filming Locations

Prijepolje, Serbia

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$141 19 January 1998

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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