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LITTLE BUDDHO is a dark ethnic comedy about Montenegrin teenager who is sent to Serbia in order to evade blood-feud caused by his father's reckless behavior. Little does he know that even greater dangers await for him. In Belgrade he will face both the avengers who went after him and this metropolis' very own nightlife and foxy ladies. And in cities like Belgrade - women and nightlife can be deadlier than a bullet. People of Montenegro are known for their specific mentality and system of values, not unlike Sicilians, Corsicans or Cretans.Written by
New generation of Serbian movies ruins the quality of good name
Its rarely that such small and kind of tragic countries such as ex- Yugoslavia have kind of good cinema and theater. Overall very good dramas and comedies were kind of trademark of small but promising cinematography.
Well, this one was supposed to be a stereotype joking on Montenegrians (especially young) coming to Belgrade, kind of their second capital where they are well connected. It was supposed to present night life and thrills - or better to say temptations of Belgrade. But plot is neither dramatic or comedian enough to carry such a premise. Even it features good role of Serbian actors, and photography and camera as well as sound deserve well enough credit to say its a 2014 Serbian movie, where it fails is either good dramatization and storyline or good comedy - as said in the beginning a trademark of Serbian movies.
It was supposed to be funny - but jokes aren't fun enough, humor is weak and too stereotypical on both way Montenegrians function in Belgrade or on characters themselves. Characters even main one are not well developed, and quickly thrown in. Just as an example, main role, "little Budo" has no life goals, esteem or idea, he is just being thrown in situations. Second to him, police inspector that does dirty jobs, played by excellent Sergej Trifunovic has as sudden guilt and characterization just because of one call from a girl, even he is presented as half criminal. Risks his own head for almost no reason. So majority of things happen for no real reason and major impression is that simply they had no idea what to do with the movie.
What is worse, both Montenegrians are overall bad represented - their traditional valors, traditions or humor aren't utilized enough and things like blood vengeance are presented to be present even in 21st century (main reason why Budo is in danger and in Belgrade - while he could just come to visit a relative or study in reality) and Belgrade isn't utilized enough - worse of its clubs presented, its citizens just presented as "double faced" and in the end major Belgrade clinic VMA (Military hospital) presented as easy to infiltrate. Sad day for Serbian cinematography.
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