This film takes us back to the sixties in Sarajevo where our protagonist lives with his family in almost dire circumstances. It gives us a look at a dutiful mom who is constantly busy, a dad who seems to be a bit of a hustler for Marxism at heart, his older over-bearing brother, and two younger brothers who were born nuances. As you watch, you see them no different from our family portrayals in the our '30s.
The second son seems to have the most sense and he's rather attracted to the criminal lifestyle that circulates the neighborhood entertainment center. There he meets the mover and shaker and soon is expected to hide one of his girls for a few nights. This immediately puts love in the air.
This film offers some very odd "musical interludes". Not sure if it was meant to be entertainment or to show how desperate everyone was for diversion. And, the picnic at Aunt and Uncles is priceless near the end.
I was drawn into this by negative gravity. It seemed so bad that I had to watch it only to realize that their lives made the film seem bad.
Not sure how old this is but you get the message.
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Topic - 'Do You Remember Dolly Bell?': Love, sin, and death in Sarajevo. - Billy Wonka 19:58:02 08/02/21 (0)