Story about two brothers: in the same night, older brother (30), is going to kill a man for a first time, and his younger (16) brother is going to make love for the first time. What seems to be easy - it is not at all at Balkans.
Story about two brothers: in the same night - older brother, Stanko (30), is going to kill a man for the first time - and his 16-years brother Vojo is going to make love for the first time. What seems to be easy is not at all, in the Balkans.Written by
Official submission of Montenegro to the best foreign language film category of the 87th Academy Awards 2015. See more »
Not so good
I saw this movie in 2014 Montenegro Film Festival, and I feel that some (user) critic are misleading a movie for what really is.
Montenegro does not have strong cinematographic industry. Every movie that comes out is a small victory for filmmakers, but this was defeat. First part of the movie is very problematic. There is a lack of style in writing. Every narration started with word "They say ", and after repeated 3-4 time it was very unnerve to listen; there was lack of writer's imagination. Ever present background cliché music is trying hard to make a play and atmosphere. There was a lot of problematic scenes without composition, unnecessary post-production lens flare, but the most letdown factors where scenario and acting.
The plot is weak, not so well elaborated story from start. Acting is problematic, but I understand why. Actors from Montenegro don't have experience in movies. They are good, and some great theater actors, but you can't act in the movie like in the theater.
At the end I experienced a movie like a mix of touristic video presentation and some communication commercial. Nikola Vukcevic received Montenegro Film Festival "golden mimosa" for "best director for innovation in film", and that how people pushes domestic cinematography, not knowing that at the same time they are ruin it.
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