'Balkan Brothers' is the story of the multinational and ethnically conflicted assembly of apatrides from war torn ex-Yugoslavia, hired by a crippled war merchant to sew labels upon fake ...
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'Balkan Brothers' is the story of the multinational and ethnically conflicted assembly of apatrides from war torn ex-Yugoslavia, hired by a crippled war merchant to sew labels upon fake jeans and participate in drug smuggling ring. Forced and humiliated into doing such work they are locked up in a Paris cellar where they find out that their Western fate brings even worse temptations then the war in Yugoslavia that made them leave the motherland. Written by
The film brings together three Yugoslavs who after the civil war arrive in Paris as a Montenegro Serb, Bosnia and Herzegovina Turk and a Croatian. War has apparently dissolved the unified title of Yugoslavian. However, ironically civil war has created a common bond regardless of religion, that is, their land, home and work have been destroyed. All they have is their labour to sell. The three Yugoslavs find themselves working in a cellar sowing fake labels onto jeans which conceal drugs.
Balkanska Brace's, I feel, focal point is the irony of war and an attempt to remind the viewer of the forgotten bond all Slavs had i.e. that they are Yugoslavs. These three workers begin to realise this as they spend their days imprisoned sowing labels in a cellar with no windows; their shoes and passport taken form theme.
I found the story very poignant and well acted. Whether you have Yugoslavian links or not I think you will find the film funny, sad and ironic.
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