Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Dom za vesanje (Emir Kusturica, 1988) aka Time of the Gypsies

Time of the Gypsies (Emir Kusturica, 1988)
Rating: 7.8

I enjoyed this film. Third world cinema always intrigues me and it was especially interesting to get a glimpse of the Romany gypsy culture in Sarajevo. The magic realism and playful tone at times was a stark contrast to the crude characters and dark underbelly of the film and the camera work was impressive My biggest complaint is that if you strip the film down to it's bare bones, it's really just another rags to riches/moral dilemma story that really wasn't very fresh. In fact Kusturica seemed to be summoningThe Godfather in many instances.

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