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Promise Me This (2007)

Zavet (original title)
A grandson gives his grandfather a vow to go to the city to sell a cow and bring back a wife.


Emir Kusturica


Emir Kusturica
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Uros Milovanovic Uros Milovanovic ... Tsane
Marija Petronijevic Marija Petronijevic ... Jasna
Aleksandar Bercek ... Grandpa Zivojin Markovic
Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic ... The Boss Bajo (as Predrag Miki Manojlovic)
Ljiljana Blagojevic Ljiljana Blagojevic ... Bosa
Ivan Maksimovic Ivan Maksimovic ... Inspector
Kosanka Djekic Kosanka Djekic ... Jasna's Mother
Stribor Kusturica Stribor Kusturica ... Topuz
Vladan Milojevic Vladan Milojevic ... Runjo
Stanoje Bogicevic Stanoje Bogicevic ... Cvaka
Slavko Tosic Slavko Tosic ... Mrga
Zeljko Terzic Zeljko Terzic ... Zeka
Nenad Filipovic Nenad Filipovic ... Zuba
Mihajlo Todorovic Mihajlo Todorovic ... The Clerk
Marija Kovacevic Marija Kovacevic ... Pahuljica Milovanovic


A grandson gives his grandfather a vow to go to the city to sell a cow and come back with a spouse. Extremely metaphorical representation of certain period of time in transitional Serbia is shown throughout the entire movie. Meeting the characters on his voyage, boy gets into various troubles, managing to fulfill the given promise. Written by Ivanna

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Between fantasy and reality there're promises
5 December 2010 | by mario_cSee all my reviews

ZAVET is not for sure Emir Kusturica's masterpiece, as this excellent director has better movies like UNDERGROUND or BLACK CAT WHITE CAT, however it's a nice film and it certainly uses plenty of Kusturica's typical elements/ideas.

It's a tale between fantasy and reality and it's a positive feature. The plot is always around a main topic: "a countryman grandfather asks to his grandson to go to the city sell their cow and get a wife, because he will soon die and leave him alone in the world". But next to this main topic many funny characters will appear, like a persistent pretender to an old teacher, a flying man came out from a circus, gypsy mad thieves and a pair of brothers that knock down everything…And with those funny characters, funny scenes will also appear, of course!

It has the typical characters and scenarios Kusturica likes to use and also the type of humor that makes him a different and special director. The last 10 minutes are really intense, weird and funny at the same time, and are just the proof of that!

Not being a masterpiece it's a nice film of a master… I score it 8/10.

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3 July 2007 (Serbia) See more »

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Uzice, Serbia See more »


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