22 August 2006 | emirco-1
A lifelike sombre Bosnian story with an acceptable ending.
I had the chance to catch the movie at the premiere screening at the Sarajevo Film Festival and it was definitely worth the time.
This Croatian / Bosnian / Serbian co-production seems to have brought together some of the finest actors from the region giving the movie that quite recognizable Yugoslavian flavour in front as well as behind the cameras (one can only guess).
This unpretentious story gave us the chance to see a lot of the actors in an entirely new light and to finally see that they actually CAN act and have been victims of type-casting that made it impossible for them to show what they can really do.
Kudos to the writers on avoiding the question of nationalities and simply dealing with the common everyday folk. This may seem artificial for people who have never been in contact with this region but it is actually a down to earth vision of a land filled with people having no real aims in their life... or do they? Definitely a movie not to be overlooked. (8/10)