The Border Post (Karaula) (2006)
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Emir Hadzihafisbegovic stars in Croatian writer-director Rajko Grlic's madcap farce Border Post (AKA Karaula) as Lt. Pasic, a soldier in the Yugoslav army stationed on the border between Albania and Macedonia, circa 1987. Constantly drunk and dissatisfied with life, he suddenly feels a shooting pain in his gonads, and consults one of his subordinates, the enlisted medical student Siriscevic (Toni Gojanovic. Siriscevic promptly diagnoses the condition as syphilis, which Pasic, it seems,
Jan 1, 2006 Wide
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The script is fresh and accessible -- even for folks who don't know Croatia from Cambodia -- and it is put over by solid acting and direction.
Rajko Grlic's film is a sometimes wistful, sometimes farcical comedy, in the honorable Eastern European tradition, set along the Yugoslav-Albanian border in the halcyon days of 1987.
Border Post is a profane and playful military drama about boredom, duty and the consequences of reckless lust.
Told as a carefree series of serio-comic encounters, recalling the spirit of Catch-22, and as such it's no surprise that that film flirts with inconsequentiality.
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