Methodical craftsmanship and solid acting are missing ingredients from this movie
I agree with the previous commentator that the movie "lacks in proper craftsmanship to reconcile all the elements that needed to be looked after". That was one obvious and main shortfall of the movie.
On the positive side, the story is interesting and intriguing, while several scenes bring on the laughter and positive emotions. Lazar Ristovski and Miralem Zupcevic stand out as actors. Superb delivery! Congrats also to the "law student" actor. I do not know his name, but he has got a great potential! My major grievance regarding this movie (apart from the lack of a thread to finely "sew" all the elements into one coherent and meaningful piece), is a superfluous lack of acting talents.
Some acting scenes made me want to leave the film, just because they were performed so poorly. I will point out at four least-performing actors:
Jasna Diklic (Tidza): There is no way a woman that lives in a remote Bosnian village will converse like Tidza does; Ms. Diklic's accent and a perfect, scholarly pronunciation of words reveals almost Shakespearean undertones and speech training lessons that cannot be erased no matter how hard she tries to lose it. While there might be such a persona living in the village in question, that would be highly unlikely and definitely inauthentic.
Irena Micijevic: Her endeavor to overact and to overemphasize each gesture and emotion reminds of Mexican soap-opera divas. Abysmal.
Tarik Filipovic: Tarik Filipovic is one fine show host. He, however, cannot act, or at least as a homosexual in this movie. The kiss in the car, in particular, was badly acted indeed; unconvincing and insincere. Mr. Filipovic should watch Brokeback Mountain. Again.
Tatjana Sojic: Ms. Sojic somehow tried to implement several personalities into her character, but those personalities refused to communicate with each other. In result, a surreal being emerged, inconceivable and traumatic to see.
Bosnian directors must not underestimate their audience. If fine details are taken care of more carefully in the future of Bosnian cinematography, there is hope that we can enjoy a rich Bosnian spirit in its full radiance.
One half of orange (squeezed by Admir Glamocak in the movie) cannot not believably produce a full glass of orange juice. Similarly, a good movie should not be made by partial labor, but by full and committed effort.
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