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The main character is a young and very beautiful girl, Marijana. Now, Marijana is 25, and when she was 16 - her father's boss sexually used her. Marijana's father did not do anything against his boss, and because of that - Marijana's father become successful at job - because his boss helped him: father became famous as discreet gynaecologist for illegal abortions. Ten years after this situation - Marijana's family is very rich and popular in her town. But, Marijana did not forget how does it started. Because of that - now she is revenging to her father - in her own way by prostituting with father's colleagues and harming his reputation (her father cares so much about). At one moment - Marijana meet sculptor, Vanja (poor and talented artist from the suburbs - that will open before her the world of love and trust). But, the world of Vanja and world of prostituting revenge - can not live at same moment! What is going to be - is our story. This film with its characters and the plot tells ... Written by
great actors, modern directing/editing, superb music
I have never read "A GIRL FROM ZAGREB", novel that this film is in basic, but I can tell you that this is one of the best Balkan movies I have ever seen. Let me clear something up right away. Marija Vickovic is absolutely stunning and plays her role perfectly. Rudek has a nice, powerful role, he's awesome in this movie. Bane Trifunovic was hauntingly superb in this movie, you'll see what i mean.
The movie was breathtakingly shot (Nikola Sekeric). The cinematography was better then even the recent Balkan films. The movie gives you a feeling of awe and mystery because of it's settings. No cheesy lines; yes there are heartfelt beautiful lines, but none cheesy or over-emotional or over the top dialog. The writing and actors clicked perfectly. Need I say the story was both interesting and intriguing. It may be loosely based or not, but it was GREAT. The directing pulled everything together and added some nice tricks to make this movie a modern/classic (director Nikola Vukcevic). And the way music was used to intensify this movie (Vlado Moric) and when and where it was used was absolutely brilliant, and i suppose this is the director's and compositor's job, WELL DONE. The music was almost as important as the acting in this movie. The musical score for this movie is one of the best I have ever encountered (Moric, Sergey and Negative Band). It makes this movie move you. And just as good are the music (songs) the movie uses, how and when they are used. This is one of the few movies that thrives on sound (music) to help create it's mood, power and emotion and it is done masterfully.
This movie is beautiful on the eyes, ears, heart, and mind. I feel sorry for you if you don't ever get to experience this movie, it is a MUST see.
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