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Srdjan 'Zika' Todorovic,
MLADEN (44) Belgrade born, is a timeshare salesman at Croatian Holiday resort. He is having an affair with his colleague, SONJA (40), who is married to METOD (50) the chief sales manager who learns about his wife's infidelity. He assigns Mladen the toughest client - Omer, a Bosnian war veteran, who doesn't try to hide his aversion to Mladen. Everything becomes hopeless when Omer's three year old son Svendy falls over the edge of the hotel terrace and ends up in a hospital. Grim mood that prevails among the potential buyers is about to ruin the sales. Sonja and Metod blackmail Mladen to continue the sales at the hospital while Omer and his wife are waiting for their son's operation. Written by
I can't say I'm really found of Dragojevic nor his movies. I can say I like bunch of his 90s stuff (you know them, even though most people love those movies for the wrong cause...) but that's it. And since 90s his movies got kind of lazy, and this one is no exception. A really lazy movie in a sense that it was poorly written and directed... This movie has an A-list cast, and their acting was passable at best. A lot of the directing choices are really poor, only thing that gives it away as 'A Dragojevic film' is the writing (and the fact that all these people are in it)...
So how was the writing, I have mixed feelings about it, reason I said it was poor is because nothing is really thought out (he would just write stuff), his characters sound like most of the characters in his films but a lot of them aren't build up at all. Great example of that is a character played by Brane Sturbej who for some reason says "PICKA" every other line for no apparent reason, I guess Dragojevic gets off on that sh**. All the characters are just vessels, they aren't really meant to represent 'people', they're just there to make a point "Capitalism, BAD!". That's really it, at one point Todorovic's Dialogue wasn't really meant to be directed towards the character in the movie, but audiences them selves... Because, remember... "Capitalism, BAD!" And one particular Djura's line was so calculated and thought out, just so Dragojevic can explain and justify the title (you can make a drinking game out of it).
This one has more symbolism then his other movies but it's sh** symbolism for the sake of doing it. From small things like "Look at these two birds eating out this one out representing our animal like behavior in modern day' to some laughably stupid symbolism like "Oh, look at Srdjan Todorovic's pen**, as he's pis*ing, from his POV representing capitalists pissing on us', or "Oh, look at Hristina Popovic 'milking' (don't know how else to put it) her self representing capitalist milking us'... And so on... But it's not just stupid symbolism that pis*ed me off, war references too... And a lot of them... In later years it has become a trend to put as much 90s civil war references as you possibly could. Last couple of years half the movies that come out of Serbia are about that subject and also nostalgia for Tito and Communism. Not like you can't make a good movie out of it Wounds and Pretty village, pretty flame were a really good movies. parade wasn't bed either. But i think we had enough of those movies...
I don't think i can talk much more without spoiling it so I'll just say that i can't recommend it. Couple of times i had a good laugh, at times performances were good (but not for a long time), and some symbolism was kind of subtle (not in your face like the ones i mentioned earlier)... I praise it for that, i can't help bu think that there is a good movie hiding there somewhere but it didn't came out.
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