On the Milky Road


On the Milky Road

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Spring in wartime. Each day a milkman crosses the frontline on a donkey, dodging bullets to bring his precious wares to the soldiers. Blessed with good fortune on his mission, loved by a beautiful villager, a peaceful future seems to await him... until the arrival of a mysterious Italian woman turns his life upside down. Thus begins a story of passionate, forbidden love that will plunge them both into a series of fantastic and dangerous adventures. They have been joined by fate, and nothing and no one seems able to stop them... Two-times Palme D'Or winner Emir Kusturica directs and stars in this story of love and war, rich in emotion, comedy and adventure.


Critic Reviews for On the Milky Road

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (4)

  • A flawed, indulgent but impressive picture along very familiar lines - another wildly boozy knees-up with splashes of magic realism and tragedy, here garnished with CGI.

    Oct 14, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • "Milky" reinforces Kusturica's leap from magical realism into the territory of exaggerated phoniness.

    Sep 11, 2016 | Full Review…

    Jay Weissberg

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  • Kusturica prizes style over substance and dismisses any sense of cohesiveness in his latest, which prattles on through vague chunks of character exposition.

    Jul 22, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Balkan, resentful and happy, Kusturica returns with more love than hatred. [Full review in Spanish]

    Aug 8, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The Serbian filmmaker returns to his wandering bands of music and explosions of animality, of lyrical violence and dark humor, to his goats and wars, to marriages of convenience, to his cinema. [Full review in Spanish]

    Jul 14, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The story, in fact a fable, moves between the romantic exaltation and the surrealism atrabiliario around the beauty of Monica Belluci. [Full review in Spanish]

    Jul 14, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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