A local barber in a small Serbian village comes up with an idea to erect a monument to Michael Jackson to attract tourists from around the world. Some locals like the idea others do not. And then we take a special Balkan ride.
In a dying town in Serbia daydreamer Marko is on the verge of divorce from the love of his life, Ljubinka. When an old communist-era monument is removed from the Main Square, he comes up with the idea to build a monument to Michael Jackson in order to save his town and seduce his wife again. But the town's mayor has his own plans.
Written by 'Misa Mijatovic', 'Radmila Babic'
Performed by 'Vesna Dokovic' See more »
Touching, Hilarious and Quietly Brilliant
A touching and darkly hilarious film that captures the current zeitgeist in the Balkans and elevates it to the universal. The story is a hero's journey of director Darko Lungulov's protagonist, an unconventional hero that connects strongly with the audience in a story that is further brought to life with strong acting from its lead and the supporting cast, an attention to detail in the story, and a great (and very Yugonostalgic) soundtrack.
The substantial crowd at its Newport Beach Film Festival screening had a very strong positive reaction and the film stimulated a lot of discussion for the evening. A truly wonderful work you can't help but love, from a filmmaker whose next projects you'll want to look out for.
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