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Montenegro (1981)

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A bored wealthy housewife on the verge of insanity cuts loose with some lively Yugoslavian immigrants who delight in their bohemian lifestyle.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Anspach ...
Marilyn Jordan
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Martin Jordan
Marianne Jacobi ...
Cookie Jordan (as Marianna Jacobi)
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Jimmy Jordan (as Jamie Marsh)
John Zacharias ...
Grandpa Bill
Per Oscarsson ...
Dr. Aram Pazardjian
Marina Lindahl ...
Secretary
Bora Todorovic ...
Alex Rossignol
Lisbeth Zachrisson ...
Rita Rossignol
Svetozar Cvetkovic ...
Montenegro
Patricia Gélin ...
Tirke
Dragan Ilic ...
Hassan
Nikola Janic ...
Mustapha
Mile Petrovic ...
Zanzi Bar Customer
John Parkinson ...
Piano Player
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Marilyn Jordan is a bored housewife in Sweden who is liberated (sexually and otherwise) by her relationship with a group of gregarious Yugoslavs. Based on a true story. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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A sultry, erotic comedy [Australia Theatrical] See more »

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Drama | Comedy

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9 October 1981 (Sweden)  »

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Montenegro  »

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SEK 1,950,055 (Sweden)
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On its original USA release, this film was cut by seconds to avoid receiving an "X" rating from the MPAA. This "R"-rated version was also soon seen on home video and premium cable in that country, but in more recent years the uncensored original has turned up on both as "unrated." See more »

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Jimmy Jordan: I read in the papers yesterday about a man in France who entered a snail eating competition.
[slurps spaghetti]
Jimmy Jordan: He ate a hundred and seventy-eight snails... and then he dropped dead.
Grandpa Bill: [mouth full] Only a Frenchman could die like that. I would rather be shot on my 101st birthday... by a jealous husband.
Martin Jordan: You see, he plans to stay with us another 17 years.
Grandpa Bill: At least!
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Referenced in Brows Held High: Sweet Movie (2011) See more »

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Ramo, Ramo
Courtesy of RTV Ljubljana
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Montenegro Black Humor At Its Best
26 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie is rather captivating in the way it teases you with the sexiness of the main character. From the airport search to the way she is approached by the young girl. i got a feeling of Cabaret during some of the dance scenes. The rawness of the sexual encounters seemed to exemplify the statement the officer at the airport said, "There is plenty of food in this country". It made me feel as if I was an immigrant dealing with the restraints of a modern country. The sex scenes were tasteful for an early 80's film and the lure of the folk like style of the people displayed the fact that she was less naive then they were. The last part seemed like a joke that sealed the blackness of the film. It seemed unnecessary but the statement rang through. How all of the decadence of her real life was totally repulsive to the viewer and the lead. I watched it with my wife and found the tension of what they would do to the lead character as she went deeper into their world almost unbearable. Little did I know it was the opposite.Great movie that holds up well through time.


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