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Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (1981)
"Sjecas Li Se, Dolly Bell" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  15 August 1986 (USA)
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A young man grows up in Sarajevo in the 1960s, under the shadow of his good, but ailing father, and gets attracted by the world of small-time criminals. They hire him to hide a young ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Slavko Stimac ...
Dino
Slobodan Aligrudic ...
Otec
Ljiljana Blagojevic ...
Dolly Bell
Mira Banjac ...
Majka
Pavle Vuisic ...
Tetak (as Pavle Vujisic)
Nada Pani ...
Tetka
Boro Stjepanovic ...
Cvikeras
Zivko 'Zika' Ristic ...
Cica (as Zika Ristic)
Jasmin Celo
Mirsad Zulic ...
Braco Sintor
Ismet Delahmet
Jovanka Paripovic
Mahir Imamovic
Zakira Stjepanovic
Tomislav Gelic
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A young man grows up in Sarajevo in the 1960s, under the shadow of his good, but ailing father, and gets attracted by the world of small-time criminals. They hire him to hide a young prostitute and he falls in love with her. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Winner Best Actor (Slavko Stimac) at 25th Panama International Film Festival. See more »

Quotes

Otec: Women are like salt. You can do without, but it's lousy.
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Referenced in Maradona by Kusturica (2008) See more »

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24 mila baci
Performed by Adriano Celentano
[Sung along to by Slavko Stimac]
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Kusturica at his earliest ... and best
22 May 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Quite simply, this is - together with "When Father Was Away on Business" - Kusturica's best film. Stylistically, the film is quite different from Kusturica's later efforts, starting with "Time of the Gypsies", but this film needs no flashy style to impress you; it is the way Kusturica tells the story and the nature of characters that draws you in instantaneously. A lot of it has to do with the screenwriter Abdulah Sidran who also worked with Kusturica on the follow-up "When Father..." (which, incidentally, deals with the same family), and who more than successfully translated his, Kusturica's and, in a way, Sarajevo's collective past onto a page (Sidran has a book by the same title) and the basis for the film. In many respect, this is the film that introduced Sarajevo and its cultural idiosyncrasies to the rest of then-Yugoslavia and put it on the country's cultural map. As strange as it may sound, before "Dolly Bell" Sarajevo was, culturally and - to some extent - otherwise, the big unknown to the rest of Yugoslavia - 'tamni vilajet', as it was referred to. The film, however, changed all of that. Whatever you may think of Kusturica and his later films, you cannot deny the superbness and extraordinary importance of his early works. See them and enjoy.


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