Sunday, December 19, 2004


Original title: Zivot je cudo
In Serbia, German and Hungarian with English subtitles.

This has to be one of the most boring, dumbest, uninteresting movies I’ve seen in a long time. Supposedly a comedy about a little village in Serbia, it is anything but. The jokes are not funny, unless you think two drunks taking turns shooting a beer bottle off the head of their giggling friend is a real knee-slapper. Or the fact each time the locals take the train a donkey is standing straddling the tracks. I can hardly contain myself with laughter just thinking about it. Then every once in a while they all break into a song which seems so out of place.

But that’s not all: the film is laced with propaganda promoting the idea that it was Bosnia that started the war and not Serbia. I thought the war there had ended. Anyway, that was the end for me and I walked out part way through the film.

for some sexuality and violence.

When she begins performing on stage, the opera singer has a run in her stockings. But by the time she has finished the song, it is no longer there.

The dubbing of the opera singer is amateurish. The lip-sync is totally out of whack.

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