Pretty Village, Pretty Flame
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Pretty Village, Pretty Flame
Though cloaked in explosive black humor, the serious anti-war message of this bitterly satirical and politically charged Yugoslav film cuts like shrapnel. Set in Bosnia during 1980 and 1992 (like a pendulum, the time frame swings back and forth), and allegedly based upon a true story, the plot focuses upon the longtime friendship of Muslim Halil, and Serbian Milan. While growing up during the '80s, the two often hung out near an abandoned tunnel. Though curious, the boys were too frightened by the mythical boy-eating ogres said to venture within. The story moves to 1992 and begins as the… More

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"This bleak tale is told from the point-of-view of the Serb soldier who is severely wounded in a Belgrade hospital in 1994."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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