22 December 2012 | alucardvenom
Goodbye to sanity...
What can we say about this movie? From a country that was huge cinema- titan back in the day (60s-70s) Serbian cinema is reduced to this?
Majority of this movie is pretty bad. First of all, it's really boring. 100 min movie tend to drag itself and it looked like it was 5h long. There's no plot. My apologies to director\writer of this movie, but you're not a "smart" writer if you leave plot shallow as this one and just decide to throw in bunch of explicit sex scene to shock your audiences. All it does is make your "story" more shallow. There's no real message in this movie except "teen girls of modern Serbia are idiots".
Next, we come to settings. There are like two sets in this flick. Girls house, and one other building that was used pretty much for everything (School, hospital, classroom, other girls\guys apartments). I swear, I lost track of time and space watching this movie. Every set looks way to similar.
Characters: None of the characters are interesting. They are all pretty shallow and undeveloped. Director tried to make some sympathies for lead character buy throwing (unnecessary) subplot of girl's sick father, but everything pretty much falls on it's back since by the time that happens (somewhere at the end of the movie), lead character pretty much ruins every part of her life that you have zero sympathies for her and you really don't care what happens to her next.
on the positive side, acting was surprisingly good for bunch of unknown actors\actresses. Lead actress Isidora Simijonovic was pretty good, it's not her problem that script and the other aspects of the movie are horrible. She did a descent job for a unknown actress and some scenes would be even worse if it wasn't for her acting skills. She's also pretty (which is never a bad thing). Support cast of older actors are also good. Sadly, we would probably never heard of her again, which is a shame.
Some direction and editing were nicely spliced. There's noting outstanding, but basic textbook direction was fine. Now, the scenes themselves are not very interesting. Clips from girl's life are not very interesting and sex scenes themselves were not all that shocking at all (they were just explicit in terms of what's seen on screen, porn-like).
In the end, sadly, it's just another one of "sh(l)ock" movies from Serbia.
my main question is, how the heck did this got financed by Serbian Ministry of Culture? Did they even read a script? Maybe it was connection that worked behind the scenes, who knows?