Montenegro (1981)

In this film, Susan Anspach, an American housewife living in Sweden, is at a loss to understand her topsy-turvy household. Left to her own devices, Anspach has an affair with a shovel-wielding barroom brawler and befriends a young girl who… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 8, 1981
DVD Release Date: September 11, 2001
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Time Out

If it begins deceptively, as though setting out to be your typically angst-ridden Swedish art movie, by the time it's reached its set of climaxes,Makavejev's film could not have strayed further from the beaten track.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A paean to the liberating power of dirt, as in both grime and smut.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Weirdly entertaining black comedy, that's not for all tastes.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

There can be something absolutely liberating about a movie that makes up its rules as it goes along.

Adam Lippe

The first half of Montenegro seems to be a parody of Ingmar Bergman films, where characters wallow instead of doing anything about their problems. It's no accident that director Dusan Makajevev cast Bergman-regular Erland Josephson as the miserly husband.

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TV Guide

This funny and subversive film is by no means as unwatchable as some people have made Makavejev's work out to be.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

A halfheartedly Surreal comedy filled with forced high spirits, unconvincing lunacies and failed sight gags.

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Fernando F. Croce

The screen's most good-natured slaughter of familial order

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A dish for the discerning palate.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Eric Broome
Upon hearing "Montenegro"'s thumbnail plot (essentially, "Bored Housewife Gone Wild"), I anticipated writer/director Dusan Makavejev --… More
FanGirl Browncoat
Crazy, crazy, crazy lady, and based on a true story to boot.