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Love and Other Crimes (2008)

Ljubav i drugi zlocini (original title)
An unsatisfied woman in her late 30s dreams about stealing the big cash and leaving the country. She meets a petty criminal ten years her junior who has the thing for her, and she asks herself is he the only true love of her life.

Director:

Stefan Arsenijevic
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anica Dobra ... Anica
Vuk Kostic Vuk Kostic ... Stanislav
Milena Dravic ... Majka
Fedja Stojanovic Fedja Stojanovic ... Milutin
Hanna Schwamborn ... Ivana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ljubomir Bandovic Ljubomir Bandovic ... Nikola
Strahinja Bojovic Strahinja Bojovic ... Buca
Zoran Cvijanovic Zoran Cvijanovic ... Zoran
Marko Djurovic Marko Djurovic ... Decak
Miomira Dragicevic Miomira Dragicevic ... Aerodromska sluzbenica (as Miomira Cosovic)
Boris Jager Boris Jager ... Mladic s pistoljem
Ivan Jevtovic Ivan Jevtovic ... Miki
Dragan Krtolina Dragan Krtolina ... Vlasnik restorana
Zoran Maksimovic Zoran Maksimovic ... Klavijaturista
Anita Mancic Anita Mancic ... Nikolija
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Storyline

An unsatisfied woman in her late 30s dreams about stealing the big cash and leaving the country. She meets a petty criminal ten years her junior who has the thing for her, and she asks herself is he the only true love of her life.

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Before you start a new life, you have to end the old one.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Trivia

In the retirement home scene, some of the extras are the real residents of the retirement home Karaburma where the scene was shot. See more »

Connections

Features El amor de mi vida (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Bol, bolujem
Written and performed by Novica Zdravkovic
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the most unusual cinematic love story
19 April 2008 | by gospodinBezkraiSee all my reviews

Serbian cinema is again at the tops! This was a love story of the kind nobody else would think to put on screen. Yet it is so much more closer to those (un)happening in reality. Very sad and very deep and very simple film. Just a day of a few people in their late youth, in a Belgrade suburb of tower blocks, illustrates the throes of an entire generation caught in the postcommunist period (or shall I say, the postcommunist abyss).

Leaving everything behind and starting a new life somewhere else is not as easy as we know it from the movies. Staying, on the other hand, is a limbo. But when your heart is so kind, is ever a new beginning possible?

'Besa me mucho' runs a hundred times, it is the only soundtrack. The grey concrete blocks are unexpectedly beautiful, it is the only landscape. The petty post-communist gangsters are confusingly human and sympathetic, it is the main characters.

Stefan Arsenijevic fairly got the director's award of the 2008 Sofia Film Festival 'for the humanity and lyricism of his style'. The other Serbian entry, 'Hadersfild', was also a very powerful film.


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Language:

Serbian

Release Date:

17 September 2008 (Serbia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$239,880
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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