A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Thomas Bo Larsen,
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Bryce Dallas Howard
So first the plot: it's about a man who comes back to Yugoslavia after the Communists are down (he ran because of the commies so now he can come back), that man brings with him his trophy new wife and through the movie tries to show that he's the most important man in town (This story of the man showing off might have worked if it was done to the end, but it seems that the director couldn't decide and left it somewhere in the middle). And meanwhile his son and wife starting to get very close. This part is done well I think but resembles too many other books/movies that talk about similar issues (like "Lolita" & "27 Missing Kisses")
Frankly this movie is nice but without anything to say. Maybe as a first movie for a director it's a triumph but for the intelligent viewer it's just another movie that will be forgotten & never remembered.
Another disappointing point is that the movie could have done much more about explaining and showing how the Yugoslavian civil war started but again the director simplifies it (to a fight between two kids over a girl, like really?....)
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