Original title: Amanet
This is the story about hardworking, ambitious student Todor, who lives with his mother in very modest circumstances. But strangely, seemingly by accident, Visnja appears: a desperate pregna... Read allThis is the story about hardworking, ambitious student Todor, who lives with his mother in very modest circumstances. But strangely, seemingly by accident, Visnja appears: a desperate pregnant girl who needs help and protection.This is the story about hardworking, ambitious student Todor, who lives with his mother in very modest circumstances. But strangely, seemingly by accident, Visnja appears: a desperate pregnant girl who needs help and protection.
Milan 'Caci' Mihailovic
- (as Milan Mihailovic)
- Devojka u bordelu
- (as Anja Grkovac)
Not bad, but could me much better.
This movie is first one, by Serbian director N.Cipranic. It's not bad, but it could be much better. Seemingly, it was a independent production. It means, it received not a single cent from government or ministry. Still, it seems this movie is made for purpose of participation in international festivals, shows,etc. Original Serbian viewer, can easily see something is artificial in this movie. Scenes from the street, from the pub, everything looks like that, without real life. So gloomy and dark. For sure, present-day Serbia is not the country of darkness and pessimists. Serbian people are mainly optimistic and cheerful, merry. Of course, in bigger cities like Belgrade, something like that could happen. New, young actor, Ljubomir Bulajic, is somehow, IMHO, mismatch to the role. He is not bad, but still something is missing, because his lines are limited by limited scenario. His face is vivid, nice, but still something is missing. Probably, original scenario had to be shortened because financial limitations. So, it is not actor'sfault by any means. Another role is one of Milena Zivanovic. Through the movie, camera dislike her. Her face is sad and gloom, and too expressionless. Perhaps, it was original idea? Too late to know for sure, as, perhaps, the damage is done. Technically, many scenes in the movie are too dark. Unrealistic for real, light and optimistic city of Belgrade. Older artists, Svetozar Cvetkovic and Danica Maksimovic, are more natural, and they played their roles much better, with excellence. So better, it left new artists (Bulajic and Zivanovic) looking like real rookies. Sexual intercourse between Cvetkovic and Zivanovic is pictured unpleasant and needlessly semi-violent. But, perhaps it was the intention of director? We will never know for sure. After all, the movie is too short. Story required at least 20 to 30 minutes more. Thats why the movie seems bit crippled and too short. Scenes in ''bordel'' are highly unrealistic. Prostitution is illegal in Serbia, and it was not clearly shown. I gave ''4'' for this movie. It is not a bad, but surely, looked to me like unfinished and somehow wrong. Like, it not a real Serbian movie, more like cross between Czech and German. Less Slavic and more Germanic feeling prevailed in this movie.
- Jul 8, 2017
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