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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

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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Storyline

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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Release Date:

9 October 1981 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Montenegro - Or Pigs and Pearls  »

Box Office

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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 »

Quotes

Tirke: [a comatose man has a knife sticking out of his forehead] Isn't this exciting, Marilyn?
Marilyn Jordan: [stunned] I've never seen anything like it in my entire life.
Mustapha: ...I think I have a fever.
Marilyn Jordan: Oh!... You can talk!
[giggles nervously]
Alex Rossignol: If he knows what's good for him, he'll shut up.
[speaks Serbian]
Marilyn Jordan: Who did this to him?
Alex Rossignol: His brother.
Marilyn Jordan: His brother? Why?
[...]
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A thing of strange beauty!!!
1 October 2000 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Montenegro is, without a doubt, one the freshest, most original and seldom seen gems on the planet. Anspach delivers a personal best as a housewife on the brink of insanity who befriends a band of eccentrics at the Zanzi Bar. What follows is a bizarre odyssey of sexual and emotional discovery. Robust characters, Pinter's beautiful cinematography, and tart humor make this a must. The stuff of life.


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