A movie made up of highly popular Serbian TV series "Better Life". Head of the Popadic family, Dragisa "Giga" Popadic, organizes a shopping trip to Thessaloniki, Greece, for his co-workers in the company, which are mostly women.
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Most of the story is about young boy Zlatko and his friend Dusko, the two boys and their relationship with parents and the funny characters that live in their neighborhood. They are ... See full summary »
Vladimir Markovic Looney,
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Story about two brothers: in the same night, older brother (30), is going to kill a man for a first time, and his younger (16) brother is going to make love for the first time. What seems to be easy - it is not at all at Balkans.
Sinisa Pavic happened to write some of the most popular Yugoslavian (Serbian) films and TV series during the 1970s and the early 1980s. "Otpisani", "Vruc vetar", "Tesna koza", to mention a few. Some of the characteristics of his work were good stories, lively characters, dialogs full of wit and most of all good humor. "Bolji zivot" marked a milestone in his career, being the largest TV production in Yugoslavia at the time, but it was unfortunately more of a bad thing. In order to achieve the comical effects, Pavic had to expand the familiar setting of a middle-class family struggling to get through the hard times (so similar to some of his earlier works) with countless supporting characters and impossible situations which resulted in a real mess of tangled story lines all over the place, and somewhere along the way the humor was lost. However, the series has proved to be such a success that it spawned numerous other carbon-copy productions by Pavic that could only be compared to Latin American telenovelas in the terms of quality. "Bolji zivot", being the first in line, was a cut above the rest of the pack, but it didn't necessarily make it good, and endless reruns on national TV had proved that it didn't age well either. In short, it's childish, cheap, way too boring when it tries to be funny and way too ridiculous when it tries to be serious. Unless you're a hardcore Yugonostalgic or simply want to see a telenovela done in a late 1980s Yugoslavian way, best avoid it.
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