Otac na Sluzbenom Putu (When Father Was Away on Business) (1985)
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Release Date: Sep 12, 1985 Wide
Average Rating: 4/5
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The Yugoslavian When Father Was Away on Business (Otac na Sluzbenoh Putu) takes place in the early 1950s. The title is a euphemism: because of the strained relationship between Yugoslavia and the USSR, various private citizens have disappeared in the middle of the night, accompanied by the police. One such "vanishing" individual is Miki Manojlovic, the father of 6-year old Moreno D'E Bartolli, from whose viewpoint this story is told When Manojlovic, an employee in the labor ministry is whisked
Sep 12, 1985 Wide
Apr 26, 2005
Moreno D'E Bartolli
This charming saga, winner of the top Cannes Film Fest award, tells the story of one family in Yugoslavia circa the eraly 1950s, when politics invased every aspect of life.
Apart from an Emir Kusturica filmography and trailer reel, the only extra here is an 18-minute interview (in English) with the director.
A beautifully observed, impeccably performed piece of Chekhovian drama in which a boy, his family and society all sleepwalk through the nightmare of Yugoslavia's Titoist reformation.
Karanovic turns Kusturica's tendency to make an epic out of everything he touches into something that's worth the agonies of his extended sentimentality.
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