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Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (1981)

Sjecas li se, Dolly Bell (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 15 August 1986 (USA)
A young man grows up in Sarajevo in the 1960s, under the shadow of his good, but ailing father, and gets attracted by the world of small-time criminals. They hire him to hide a young ... See full summary »

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Emir Kusturica
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Slavko Stimac ... Dino
Slobodan Aligrudic Slobodan Aligrudic ... Otac
Ljiljana Blagojevic Ljiljana Blagojevic ... Dolly Bell
Mira Banjac ... Majka
Pavle Vuisic Pavle Vuisic ... Tetak (as Pavle Vujisic)
Nada Pani Nada Pani ... Tetka
Boro Stjepanovic Boro Stjepanovic ... Cvikeras
Zivko 'Zika' Ristic Zivko 'Zika' Ristic ... Cica (as Zika Ristic)
Mirsad Zulic Mirsad Zulic ... Braco Sintor
Jasmin Celo Jasmin Celo ... Rasim Top
Ismet Delahmet Ismet Delahmet ... Midho
Jovanka Paripovic Jovanka Paripovic ... Ljubica
Mahir Imamovic Mahir Imamovic ... Kerim
Zakira Stjepanovic Zakira Stjepanovic ... Meliha
Sanela Spahovic Sanela Spahovic
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A young man grows up in Sarajevo in the 1960s, under the shadow of his good, but ailing father, and gets attracted by the world of small-time criminals. They hire him to hide a young prostitute and he falls in love with her. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Country:

Yugoslavia

Language:

Serbo-Croatian

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15 August 1986 (USA) See more »

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¿Te acuerdas de Dolly Bell? See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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both delightful and disturbing
23 December 2002 | by damir00See all my reviews

whichever corner of the balkans is called home, it is all but unuarguable that Kusturica is the region's greatest filmmaker. i have enjoyed all of his films - most especially "Otac na sluzbenom putu" and "Underground" - but none disturbed me quite like this one disturbed me.

the reason is that he portrays a (former) Yugoslavia i do not know, and have never known. both my parents fled the "acceptable face of communism" during the very years this film shows almost nostalgically. they were roughly the same age as the main character, yet their experience of Tito's paradise was completely and utterly apposite to what Kusturica shows on the screen. the world they knew was one of deprivation and disappearances and harassment and they could not get away from it fast enough.

i am not saying either viewpoint is right or wrong. i just find it eye-openingly disturbing that the same place at the same time can be remembered in such radically different ways.

i believe there is a lesson in that for all of us, especially those of us whose roots lie in the balkans.


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