The main villain of the movie, Sefket Ramadani, is named after a fictional mobster from "Hadzija il' Bos", a popular song by "Zabranjeno Pusenje". Also, the first words that Ramadani speaks are taken from the song: "Posao je dobar, a para laka!" ("The job is good, and the money is easy"). See more »
Lyrics by Darko Mitrevski
Composed and Arranged by Kiril Dzajkovski
Vocal by Vlada Divljan See more »
Everything for fatherland!
Ruza and her husband Trendafil Karanfilov live together with "baba Zumbula" (granny Zumbula). Even though they have names like flowers, their life is no picnic. They can hardly afford the food for a food fight. But they have even bigger problem; the war is starting in their country.
As much as they are unhappy with the war, their neighbor Dzango Sapun couldn't be more happier. Under his slogan "For fatherland everything!" Dzango tries to enroll Trendafil into the army. Trendafil is not much of a military man. So he and his wife are planning to escape to neighboring Bulgaria. During the escape baba Zumbula dies, and what's even worse her body is missing. Now, Trendafil is on the journey, trying to find the missing granny. At his side is Santino Genovese. Santino has never met Trendafil before, but he is helping in an attempt to repay his father's debt to Trendafil's father.
Movie uses stereotypes about people in neighboring Balkan countries to tell the story of their journey. And the stereotype are used in a rather funny way. My favorite was a "businessman" (war criminal) from Belgrade who goes jogging while shooting from his gun and with an orchestra behind him.
If you aren't familiar with situation in ex-Yugoslavia you are going to miss some points of the movie, but still; worth watching.
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