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Marilyn Jordan (Susan Anspach), an American-born housewife, mother, and socialite living in Sweden, is crumbling under the weight of her own existence. She deeply resents her husband Martin's (Erland Josephson) frequent holiday absences and his indifferent attitude toward their two children ("If they are going to grow up in today's world," he admits, "it's about time they faced the fact that nobody keeps promises anymore"). Moreover, Marilyn's eccentric father (who believes he is Buffalo Bill
Nov 8, 1981 Wide
Sep 11, 2001
Atlantic Releasing Corporation
Paul L. Smith
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If it begins deceptively, as though setting out to be your typically angst-ridden Swedish art movie, by the time it's reached its set of climaxes,Makavejev's film could not have strayed further from the beaten track.
There can be something absolutely liberating about a movie that makes up its rules as it goes along.
A halfheartedly Surreal comedy filled with forced high spirits, unconvincing lunacies and failed sight gags.
The first half of Montenegro seems to be a parody of Ingmar Bergman films, where characters wallow instead of doing anything about their problems. It's no accident that director Dusan Makajevev cast Bergman-regular Erland Josephson as the miserly husband.
This funny and subversive film is by no means as unwatchable as some people have made Makavejev's work out to be.
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