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Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (1981)

Sjecas li se Dolly Bell? (original title)
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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Slavko Stimac ...
Dino
Slobodan Aligrudic ...
Otec
Ljiljana Blagojevic ...
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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15 August 1986 (USA)  »

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

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Otec: Women are like salt. You can do without, but it's lousy.
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Features European Nights (1959) See more »

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24 mila baci
Written by Adriano Celentano, Lucio Fulci, Piero Vivarelli
Performed by Adriano Celentano
[Sung along to by Slavko Stimac]
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Where's your Dolly Bell now?
31 March 2007 | by (Cairo, Egypt) – See all my reviews

Kusturica's first feature-length film when he was 27, a teenage story in Sarajevo. The growth of a young boy who faces the first experience of sex with Dolly Bell, his odd family members and his band.

The film is typical of Kusturica, full of noisy but cozy music, funny and distinctive characters. And sometimes the bittersweet feeling haunts me quite a long time during the film. I haven't seen a lot of Emir's works, besides this one I have only seen "Black Cat, White Cat", love the satirical comedy style, great way to magnify the neglectable truth of the society.

Hypnosis and Communism, quite different stuff but all some kind of Utopian, I live in a socialistic country and watch a film from Yugoslavia which used to be a socialistic one, but failed. So many similarities can find between peoples, lively and spiritual-satisfied with the situations. We cannot realize Communism by hypnosis, in a real world, that's cruel but true.

Loneliness is always the most severe sickness among people, even this film has so many characters, but still you can smell the loneliness throughout it, it's nothing to do with Communism or Capitolism, the hopelessness is always buried inside deeply in our hearts.

Do you remember Dolly Bell? after watching this movie, I cannot remember her look, just a vague silhouette, because everyone has his or her own image of Dolly Bell, we can say goodbye to our youth thoroughly, thank every Dolly Bell and smile.


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