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The Melon Route (2006)

Put lubenica (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 18 July 2006 (Croatia)
The journey of a Chinese woman and her fellow countrymen as they travel in search of a better place to live, only to end up struggling for survival in the Balkans.

Director:

Branko Schmidt
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kresimir Mikic ... Mirko
Mei Sun Mei Sun ... Chinese girl
Leon Lucev ... Seki
Armin Omerovic Armin Omerovic ... Meho
Emir Hadzihafizbegovic ... Gojko
Ivo Gregurevic ... Cale
Slobodan Maksimovic Slobodan Maksimovic ... Edo
Zijah Sokolovic Zijah Sokolovic ... Pauk
Darijo Velican Darijo Velican ... Covjek sa paralizom
Elena Dlesk Elena Dlesk ... Ruskinja #1
Dora Lipovcan Dora Lipovcan ... Ruskinja #2
Filip Sovagovic Filip Sovagovic ... Lak
Iljo Benkovic Drca Iljo Benkovic Drca ... Kolega
Chen Samin Chen Samin ... Stari Kinez
Marella Oppenheim Marella Oppenheim ... Prevoditeljica
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The journey of a Chinese woman and her fellow countrymen as they travel in search of a better place to live, only to end up struggling for survival in the Balkans.

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Zelig Films [France]

Country:

Croatia

Language:

Serbian | Mandarin | Russian | French | Croatian

Release Date:

18 July 2006 (Croatia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Melon Route See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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2 January 2008 | by pilgripSee all my reviews

I saw this film on Croatian Film Festival in NY. What a piece of crap. Looks like it's something serious. It's plain fake. I saw much of the European and Asain cinema in last few years and this looks like a film made by someone who saw it, saw the surface in it and than tried to copy it for the sake of style. The style of minimum dialog, a blank face and silence. The music comes off when there's nothing going on. The actors were good, but who gives a damn. There's nothing real in this picture. Just plain fake emotions. Calculated in all the aspects of film-making. My father is Croat so I can understand much of the original dialog in this film, but... Even my father says it has nothing to do with anything. I'm so tired by all this films, and there are literally thousands of them - just following the trend of what ever sales nowadays. Croatian film is not so popular, but this is the far worst film I saw last year.


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