The Living and the Dead (2007)
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First-time feature filmmaker Kristijan Milic teams with writer Josip Mlakic for this screen adaptation of Mlakic's popular novel following two tales of 20th century bloodshed in Bosnia. Alternating between warfare in 1943 and 1993, Milic and Mlakic's dark war drama highlights the haunting sameness of both battles by following a squadron of HVO (Bosnian Croat) soldiers as they walk the same path and face the same treachery that their Domobran (defenders of the Croat Independent State) forefathers
Oct 24, 2007 Wide
Mar 25, 2008
The Living and the Dead is not an easy movie to sit through, and its darkness may be a little mannered, but it's an elegant construction with real emotions buried deep inside.
A bizarre psychological study of degeneration and dependency, The Living and the Dead is a horror movie only in the most literal sense.
This is great filmmaking in the sense that overplayed virtuoso guitar shredding is great music -- which is to say, not at all.
...has elements of horror, as the plethora of knives and hypodermic needles point to, but this is a unique entry for those who like thought-provoking concepts served up with their grue.
Part neo-gothic horror, part empathetic schizoid freak-out, The Living and the Dead suggests an unlikely cross between Spider and Requiem for a Dream.
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