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Ex-soldier Marko storms into a supermarket and takes all the cashiers hostage because one of them insulted his grandmother. One of the cashiers is Jagoda, a self-conscious country girl in her late 20s or early 30s who thinks that she passed her "expiration date" long ago. A surreal situation jazzed with comedy stunts helps Marko and Jagoda find their places in the world.Written by
While this is by no means an incredible film, one must appreciate that it's much better fare than most romantic comedies. I disagree with the perception of the film as a justification for the Milosevic years. In my opinion, it presents the view that the old leaders had their problems, and that people must be careful to ensure that new problems don't develop. It's ridiculous to assume that condemnation of the present necessarily implies glorification of the past.
The acting is great, with Jagoda and Marko coming across as absolutely hilarious. The choice of the Clash's "Lost in the Supermarket" was divine, and the brass rendition of it throughout the film adds to the football pitch atmosphere outside of the supermarket. A delight for non-Yugoslav film goers and the more initiated alike.
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