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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful:

Crazy and funny

8/10
Author: misko42 from Melbourne, Australia
24 October 2003

The film is really a lot of fun and nothing else but fun. It is like a comic strip on the screen, and in that regard it could be compared to some of the everlasting favourites, like "Who framed Roger Rabbit", or "Zazie in Metro". It's a pity it hasn't been translated to English, or at least the copy I've seen wasn't, but I sincerely hope that someone will realise its potentials.

Lots of the remarks are familiar to anyone who ever lived in the old Yugoslavia, and represent classic ways of always-ready-comments-to-anything.

Highly recommended, once the English subtitles are made available. And, for the Serbian community around the world: gledajte ga, smejacete se!

Sasha

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9 out of 18 people found the following review useful:

Dull, boring, trying too hard to be funny.

Author: cabrilo from Lawrence, Kansas
24 November 2003

I was all pumped up to watch another Serbian comedy. Got my pop-corn and a soda ready, but that was most of the fun I had that evening.

The idea behind the plot is not all that bad. Ringeraja is a movie about two brothers, Ringe and Raja. One of them is a criminal, while the other one is a graduate student - two different worlds. The criminal is trying to please his girlfriend's father, so he asks his brother to switch roles. He is going to pretend to be a student, and the real student has to act like a criminal.

The movie is divided into two acts, like a play in a theater would be. But, unlike in a good play, there is no conclusion to the first act. Such a transition was possible in movies like "Paket aranzman", but not in this one.

However, much bigger problem is in the script. This is supposed to be a comedy, but covnersations don't sound natural at all. It seems that they were trying to hard to set up an ooportunity for a joke. Thus, I cannot imagine anyone in Belgrade talking like that. The author tryed to utilize Belgrade slang, but most of the jargon and slang was used incorrectely.

This may be a fun movie to watch for some people because it is so dull, there is no point to it, and it doesn't require audience to think at all. However, all of the jokes are just not natural, humor is artificial. Modern Belgrade slang was utilized nicely in comedies such as "Mrtav hladan", or even "Munje". I don't recommend it at all.

Cheers

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