Cabaret Balkan (Bure baruta)

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This striking drama, set in the mid-1990s, interweaves the violence-wracked stories of 20 people trying to survive and exist among the civil unrest visited upon the Serbian capital of Belgrade. Nikola Ristanovski, Nebojsa Glogovac, Miki Manojlovic, Marko Urosevic, Bogdan Diklic, Dragan Nikolic.

Cast

Nebojsa Glogovac
as Taxi Driver
Dragan Nikolic
as Jovan's Boxer Friend
Mira Banjac
as Bosnian Serb Mother
Nebojsa Milovanovic
as Bosnian Serb Son
Ana Sofrenovic
as Young Woman on Train
Sergej Trifunovic
as Young man who takes the bus hostage
Mirjana Jokovic
as Ana, George's girlfriend
Ivan Bekjarev
as The man on the bus who thinks he's tough
Milena Dravic
as The lady on the bus with the hat and fox stole
Toni Mihajlovski
as George, the eternal culprit, Ana's boyfriend
Ljuba Tadic
as The orchestra conductor who performs with feeling
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Audience Reviews for Cabaret Balkan (Bure baruta)

  • Mar 05, 2014
    Interrelated midnight stories about a bunch of unlikeable Balkan swines unfold simultaneously in the 1998 winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the Venice Film Festival. A heavy dose of tragedy, black humor, exaggerated drama, jealousy, crime and a rebellious youth rising against the system imposed over a long-time repressed nation explode (sometimes literally) while we are just taken aboard an unusual ride of unpredictable proportions and unbelievable moments featuring the endless, multifaceted idiocy of humankind. It's like a humble mashup of <i>Slacker</i> (1991), <i>Pulp Fiction</i> (1994) and Kusturica's chronological disorder, but with a smaller scope. It never mattered how theatrical or fantastical it began to get; at the end of the day, irrevocably, everything felt very human. 86/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer

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