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Celestial Body (2000)

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When two enemy sides ex-change the captives in the middle of a minefield, a nameless man without identity and memory, subsequently named Jakov, leaves the column unnoticed and wanders ... See full summary »

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Filip Nola ...
Jakov ribar
Filip Sovagovic ...
Major Uzelac
Barbara Nola ...
Lucija
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Zapovjednik
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Johnny
Ivo Gregurevic ...
Skaricic
Goran Grgic ...
Senna
Lucija Serbedzija ...
Iva
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Jelena
Predrag 'Predjo' Vusovic ...
Hans
Ksenija Marinkovic ...
Mrvica
Igor Mesin ...
Rudi
Inge Appelt ...
Doktorica
Marinko Prga ...
Legija
Tsesenjan Nyamdelgar ...
Duznosnik CK
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When two enemy sides ex-change the captives in the middle of a minefield, a nameless man without identity and memory, subsequently named Jakov, leaves the column unnoticed and wanders around in order to minimize other people's sufferings. On his dangerous journey, he meets a female first-fighter who runs an orphanage, a commander who got back from Foreign legion and runs a defense line from a disco club, and goes through many other adventures only to end up in the endless backwaters of the Neretva river where war threats to arrive.

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Stunning cinematography and no Hollywood cliches
2 June 2002 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

The cinematography is stunning, and it's worth seeing just for that. Like many of the war films coming out of the Balkans, this one can be a bit confusing. It's not a simple, linear narrative, but this serves the film. War and trauma are disorienting, terrible, and occasionally funny in their dark absurdity. The central character is oddly charismatic, and his wanderings are spellbinding. Unlike so many Hollywood films, we have no idea where this guy's going or how it will all end. Nola succeeds in transporting viewers into a strange new world, and films don't get much better than that.


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