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Promise Me This (2007)
"Zavet" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  3 July 2007 (Serbia)
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A grandson gives his grandfather a vow to go to the city to sell a cow and bring back a wife.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Uros Milovanovic ...
Tsane
Marija Petronijevic ...
Jasna
Aleksandar Bercek ...
Grandpa Zivojin Markovic
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The Boss Bajo (as Predrag Miki Manojlovic)
Ljiljana Blagojevic ...
Bosa
Ivan Maksimovic ...
Inspector
Kosanka Djekic ...
Jasna's Mother
Stribor Kusturica ...
Topuz
Vladan Milojevic ...
Runjo
Stanoje Bogicevic ...
Cvaka
Slavko Tosic ...
Mrga
Zeljko Terzic ...
Zeka
Nenad Filipovic ...
Zuba
Mihajlo Todorovic ...
The Clerk
Marija Kovacevic ...
Pahuljica Milovanovic
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A grandson gives his grandfather a vow to go to the city to sell a cow and come back with a spouse. Extremely metaphorical representation of certain period of time in transitional Serbia is shown throughout the entire movie. Meeting the characters on his voyage, boy gets into various troubles, managing to fulfill the given promise. Written by Ivanna

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The Winner Takes it All
Written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
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Kusturica seems to experience lack of new artistic ideas
13 December 2007 | by (Tblisi, Georgia) – See all my reviews

I started to watch this movie with great expectation although I had some fears too. In my opinion Kusturica together with Almodovar is among the most creative directors in Europe. Movies like Time of the Gypsies, Underground, Black Cat, White Cat are so rich, so imaginative that I don't hesitate to call them masterpieces. That's the reason why I was expectant. I was afraid because Life is a Miracle though still being quite a fascinating work already showed some signs of artistic crisis. I had at times impression that the director started to lack ideas which resulted in self-citing.

Zavet was even more disappointing. It is well watchable still, has some really good moments but never comes to the point of truth, never reaches the poetical heights and freshness of Kusturica's above mentioned masterworks. what was surprising for me that even humor in this movie is quite flat. At times you feel that you are supposed to laugh but it is not funny at all. For example that flying guy from the circus canon. In the beginning it was somehow promising, I even had reminiscences of the red balloon from Arizona Dreams but after all there was no development and the end of the episode was unconvincing.

Zavet can still be enjoyable experience, especially for Kusturica's fans and indeed it is well worth watching as it is a hotchpotch of the director's hallmark elements but those seeking high artistic inspiration probably won't be satisfied


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