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Carlston za Ognjenku (2008)

Story of two sisters that grew up in a small Serbian village in the beginning of the 1930s. The village is torn up by wars and years long blood oath. There are no men left in the village. ... See full summary »

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Mala Boginja
Sonja Kolacaric ...
Ognjenka
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Arsa 'Kralj carlstona'
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Dragoljub 'Covek od celika'
Olivera Katarina ...
Velika Boginja
Nada Sargin ...
Mlada
Jovana Stipic ...
Ratija
Danica Maksimovic ...
Zagorka
Radmila Tomovic ...
Zamna
Danijela Vranjes ...
Nada
Elizabeta Djorevska ...
Mara 'Pijandura'
Zlatija Ocokoljic ...
Gradska udovica (as Zlatija Ocokoljic-Ivanovic)
Ana Bretsnajder ...
Cukunbaba
Ana Maljevic ...
Vojnikusa
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Seoska udovica
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Story of two sisters that grew up in a small Serbian village in the beginning of the 1930s. The village is torn up by wars and years long blood oath. There are no men left in the village. Our heroines, Ognjenka and Mala Boginja decide to go to the city, kidnap men and return life to their village. The lights of the metropolis dazzle them and there starts this little amusing and sentimental adventure. Written by No Name

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30 January 2008 (Serbia)  »

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Čarlston za Ognjenku  »

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€4,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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A pure delight
24 December 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It's a pity the first review of the film on the IMDb website is so negative, by an illiterate reviewer I might add. I need to respond because this was the single most delightful film I saw at TIFF 2008. I don't understand why it hasn't had wider release. Comedy can be the best way to deal with a tragic history - it's why so often people tell funny stories at memorials. I realize that those personally touched by Serbian history may not find Tears for Sale so amusing, but the ability to find perspective through humour can be a first step in moving on to a better, more tolerant and peaceful future. In general, the quality of new Serbian films is amazing, and this one was only surpassed by the wonderful "Honeymoons" at TIFF 2009. If you can find them, see them both!


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