Tears for Sale (Carlston za Ognjenku) (2008)
Serbian director Uros Stajanovic's gender-themed period allegory Charleston and Vendetta unfurls in Pokrp - a rural village in the 1920s-era Balkans - where nearly the entire male population (save one individual) has been decimated by the ravages of war. This leaves untold number of love-starved female residents craving male companionship; when sisters Ognjenka and Boginja accidentally kill off the last male, execution by the other female members of the village is a near certainty. The siblings receive a second chance, however, in the form of an ultimatum: they must set out on a quest to retrieve one virile male and bring him back to the village. If they can succeed in this task, their lives will be spared. Thus, the women embark on a journey into the surrounding country; en route they happen upon such discoveries as the lusty and lascivious Dance Hall King of Belgrade and an impossibly vain muscleman. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi … More
as Little Boginja
as Grandma Boginja
as Dragoljub Aleksic
as Mara the Drunkard
as Grandpa Bisa
as Jordan the Corporal
as Ozren the Coppersmit...
as The Groom
as Great-Great-Grandma ...
as Girl Soldier
as Widow Petrovic
as Widow Jovanovic
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Audience Reviews for Tears for Sale (Carlston za Ognjenku)
A masterpiece Serbian film of a Grimm's fairy tale come to life... accompanied by darkness, death, sex and more. That reminded me of the French films.
The acting is, actually the strongest part of this movie, even the extras seem convincing and natural. The story has a nice current, flow, but can be fast at times. The main characters go through certain story progressions expediently, and some scenes are abruptly speedy.
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