Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (Sjecas li se Dolly Bell) Reviews

  • Mar 06, 2015

    Kusturica's follow-up to WHEN FATHER WAS AWAY ON BUSINESS is actually a funnier and gentler.

    Kusturica's follow-up to WHEN FATHER WAS AWAY ON BUSINESS is actually a funnier and gentler.

  • Jun 06, 2012

    Il n'y a pas que Midas qui savait changer le bois en or; Emir Kusturica en fait également partie.<br /><br />En partant du prémice de base que Do You Remember Dolly Bell? nous expose encore une fois à une histoire typiquement traditionnelle, soit celle du jeune homme manipulé par la liberté qui se laisse sexuellement éduquer par une femme un peu plus expérimentée que lui, il faut véritablement admettre que Kusturica possède un don hors-du-commun. Car même si le scénario semble, a priori, n'être qu'un cliché, il ne faut que quelques minutes pour réaliser que Kusturica lui donne une saveur qui lui soit complètement propre.<br /><br />L'efflorescence sensuelle qui en émerge se laisse conjuguer par l'intervention d'une musique divinement composée par Zoran Simjanovic et par une mise en scène digne des plus grands films de Kusturica. La relation entre le fils et le père ajoute également un intérêt grandissant au fur et à mesure que le jeune Dino (Slavko Stimac qui allait jouer 23 ans plus tard le héros principal de Life is a miracle) se laisse percuter de plein fouet par la réalité ambiante de Sarajevo et par l'ombre communiste qui y plane au-dessus.<br /><br />À peine terminé que l'on souhaite déjà le réécouter à nouveau, enjolivé par cette touche mystique qui entoure encore une fois la réalisation d'un des grands hommes du cinéma contemporain.<br /><br />Le réalisateur serbe redéfinit à merveille l'esthétique cinématographique, et c'est encore peu dire à mon avis.

    Il n'y a pas que Midas qui savait changer le bois en or; Emir Kusturica en fait également partie.<br /><br />En partant du prémice de base que Do You Remember Dolly Bell? nous expose encore une fois à une histoire typiquement traditionnelle, soit celle du jeune homme manipulé par la liberté qui se laisse sexuellement éduquer par une femme un peu plus expérimentée que lui, il faut véritablement admettre que Kusturica possède un don hors-du-commun. Car même si le scénario semble, a priori, n'être qu'un cliché, il ne faut que quelques minutes pour réaliser que Kusturica lui donne une saveur qui lui soit complètement propre.<br /><br />L'efflorescence sensuelle qui en émerge se laisse conjuguer par l'intervention d'une musique divinement composée par Zoran Simjanovic et par une mise en scène digne des plus grands films de Kusturica. La relation entre le fils et le père ajoute également un intérêt grandissant au fur et à mesure que le jeune Dino (Slavko Stimac qui allait jouer 23 ans plus tard le héros principal de Life is a miracle) se laisse percuter de plein fouet par la réalité ambiante de Sarajevo et par l'ombre communiste qui y plane au-dessus.<br /><br />À peine terminé que l'on souhaite déjà le réécouter à nouveau, enjolivé par cette touche mystique qui entoure encore une fois la réalisation d'un des grands hommes du cinéma contemporain.<br /><br />Le réalisateur serbe redéfinit à merveille l'esthétique cinématographique, et c'est encore peu dire à mon avis.

  • Walter M Super Reviewer
    Dec 11, 2011

    "Do You Remember Dolly Bell?" starts with the local civic leaders deciding that the way to put a halt to youthful vice and sloth in Sarajevo is to form a dance band. To be honest, there is probably not that much to be alarmed about since it only includes the usual like smoking, drinking and running a lottery to buy a bicycle. Dino(Slavko Stimac), a teenager, takes little notice of it all since he is so busy with his studies on hypnotism. That is until Pog(Boro Stjepanovic), the local pimp, tells him to stash Dolly Bell(Ljilijana Blagojevic), one of his prostitutes, in his family's pigeon coop. With his first feature film that contains a couple of totally heartbreaking scenes, "Do You Remember Dolly Bell?" Emir Kusturica creates a bittersweet and spirited coming of age story where Dino is exposed to sex and death for the first time, giving him something to sing about. At the same time, he learns the world does not run like it was designed to. He is not the only one as his father(Slobodan Aligrudic), an alcoholic, is also a firm believer in Marxism which nobody ever gets right in the real world. Why else would the family spend six years in temporary housing waiting for a state apartment?

    "Do You Remember Dolly Bell?" starts with the local civic leaders deciding that the way to put a halt to youthful vice and sloth in Sarajevo is to form a dance band. To be honest, there is probably not that much to be alarmed about since it only includes the usual like smoking, drinking and running a lottery to buy a bicycle. Dino(Slavko Stimac), a teenager, takes little notice of it all since he is so busy with his studies on hypnotism. That is until Pog(Boro Stjepanovic), the local pimp, tells him to stash Dolly Bell(Ljilijana Blagojevic), one of his prostitutes, in his family's pigeon coop. With his first feature film that contains a couple of totally heartbreaking scenes, "Do You Remember Dolly Bell?" Emir Kusturica creates a bittersweet and spirited coming of age story where Dino is exposed to sex and death for the first time, giving him something to sing about. At the same time, he learns the world does not run like it was designed to. He is not the only one as his father(Slobodan Aligrudic), an alcoholic, is also a firm believer in Marxism which nobody ever gets right in the real world. Why else would the family spend six years in temporary housing waiting for a state apartment?

  • Jan 01, 2011

    I watched this again after a long time and I still like it very much.

    I watched this again after a long time and I still like it very much.

  • Sep 20, 2010

    it is bast bosnia love movie.

    it is bast bosnia love movie.

  • Sep 20, 2010

    Titolo italiano: Ti ricordi di Dolly Bell?

    Titolo italiano: Ti ricordi di Dolly Bell?

  • Sep 20, 2010

    Malinconica commedia sulla crescita di un giovane nella Iugoslavia di Tito. Prolisso, ma non privo della caustica ironia di Kusturica. In certi momenti commovente

    Malinconica commedia sulla crescita di un giovane nella Iugoslavia di Tito. Prolisso, ma non privo della caustica ironia di Kusturica. In certi momenti commovente

  • Sep 20, 2010

    I imagine I'd appreciate this more if I was more familiar with the politics behind it, but even so Kusturica's first feature stands up quite well. Not as exciting as his other work, but I'd like to watch it again.

    I imagine I'd appreciate this more if I was more familiar with the politics behind it, but even so Kusturica's first feature stands up quite well. Not as exciting as his other work, but I'd like to watch it again.

  • Sep 20, 2010

    One of Kusturica's best movies, and with the very obvious influence of his studies at FAMU in Prague. Very good, honest, touching story about a young boy growing up in Sarajevo.

    One of Kusturica's best movies, and with the very obvious influence of his studies at FAMU in Prague. Very good, honest, touching story about a young boy growing up in Sarajevo.

  • Sep 20, 2010

    Excelente debut de Kusturica, una pelicula calida y sencilla, muy buena.

    Excelente debut de Kusturica, una pelicula calida y sencilla, muy buena.