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Tears for Sale (2008)

Carlston za Ognjenku (original title)
Story of two sisters that grew up in a small Serbian village in the beginning of the 1930s. The village is torn up by wars and years long blood oath. There are no men left in the village. ... See full summary »


Uros Stojanovic


Aleksandar Radivojevic (main writer), Uros Stojanovic
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Katarina Radivojevic ... Mala Boginja
Sonja Kolacaric Sonja Kolacaric ... Ognjenka
Stefan Kapicic ... Arsa 'Kralj carlstona'
Nenad Jezdic Nenad Jezdic ... Dragoljub 'Covek od celika'
Olivera Katarina ... Velika Boginja
Nada Sargin Nada Sargin ... Mlada
Jovana Stipic Jovana Stipic ... Ratija
Danica Maksimovic Danica Maksimovic ... Zagorka
Radmila Tomovic Radmila Tomovic ... Zamna
Danijela Vranjes Danijela Vranjes ... Nada
Elizabeta Djorevska Elizabeta Djorevska ... Mara 'Pijandura'
Zlatija Ocokoljic Zlatija Ocokoljic ... Gradska udovica (as Zlatija Ocokoljic-Ivanovic)
Ana Bretsnajder Ana Bretsnajder ... Cukunbaba
Ana Maljevic Ana Maljevic ... Vojnikusa
Masa Dakic ... Seoska udovica


Story of two sisters that grew up in a small Serbian village in the beginning of the 1930s. The village is torn up by wars and years long blood oath. There are no men left in the village. Our heroines, Ognjenka and Mala Boginja decide to go to the city, kidnap men and return life to their village. The lights of the metropolis dazzle them and there starts this little amusing and sentimental adventure. Written by No Name

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A masterpiece
14 July 2010 | by mirabela1001See all my reviews

This movie is simply a masterpiece. Its surrealist approach is similar to but goes much farther than Kusturica's flying fishes and brides (which are, by all means, the most charming features of Arizona Dream or Underground). It is the kind of film that makes you dream about another - not necessarily better, but nevertheless fascinating - world. This is especially remarkable as other Balkan cinematographers, such as the Romanians, are growing increasingly famous due to the triumph at Cannes and elsewhere of their sinister, realist movies that push the Italian post-WWII neo-realism to a darker, unbearable degree. Watching those films will certainly make you dream too, but you'll have nightmares. Watching Tears for Sale (or Charleston & Vendetta, which is the translation of the original title) is a delighting experience in post-modern surrealism. For the time being, the problem is that the movie seems to be available mostly in Serbian. Still, after some effort I was able to find on Internet an excellent French language version. But I am sure that subtitled DVD versions will soon be available. One final caveat: if you are an admirer of Hollywood movies and prefer 'believable dialogues' (as one of my fellow-reviewers does) definitely DO NOT WATCH Tears for Sale. Go to a theater that screens Spiderman 9 and you'll be happy. Choose Stojanovic's film only if you really like high-end cinema.

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Release Date:

30 January 2008 (Serbia) See more »

Also Known As:

Čarlston za Ognjenku See more »

Filming Locations:

Bela Crkva, Serbia See more »


Box Office


EUR4,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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