Zavet (Promise Me This)
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Zavet (Promise Me This)
A young man attempts to fulfill the last wish of his dying grandfather in director Emil Kusturica's quirky romantic comedy Just outside of Belgrade, a man named Tsane (Uros Milovanovic) lives on a remote hilltop with his grandfather Deda (Aleksander Bercek) and Cvetka the family cow. Apart from Tsane and Deda, the only other inhabitant of the tiny village is a teacher named Bosa (Ljilana Blagojevic). One day, Deda announces to Tsane that he is dying, and that before he passes away he wants his grandson to travel to the nearest town and sell Cvetka at the market. With the money that he… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The likeliest reason this film was included in the Palme d'Or lineup was as a nod during Cannes' 60th birthday to the two-time Palme winner; it only serves to underline how far the helmer of When Father Was Away on Business has sunk."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"Promise Me This is bold and bright and loud, but it's schizophrenically divided -- too cartoony to take seriously, too violent to just laugh at."
‑ James Rocchi, Cinematical
"Newcomers and big fans of Kusturica's comedies should book first-row seats (even though Zavet completely misses the emotional resonance or satire of his best films), while returning visitors should opt for the cheap seats."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij,
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