The Optimists (Optimisti)
The Optimists (Optimisti) (2011)

The five stories in The Optimists are inspired by Voltaire's famous satirical novel Candide and its motto: "Optimism is insisting everything is good, when everything is bad." The setting is present day, post-Milosevic Serbia.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 27, 2011
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Stephen Holden
New York Times

The screenplay is blunt and to the point, and the performances are subtly tinged with a surreal comic edge.

Dennis Harvey

These five stories set in post-Milosevic Serbia are unrelated beyond their general air of disillusionment, providing little satisfaction individually or as a whole.

Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

This autumnal statement compensates for its fixed despair with bracing wit and a willingness to see acceptance of misery as the best of all possible options.

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Panta Oz
Goran Paskaljevic is a well known name as one of the best directors from the Balkan. He directed this movie, which is presented as five unrelated narrative… More