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Very enjoying film, the one who starts watching this movie will want to own it on DVD or VHS, because the movie is not to see just once, it's hilarious and full of jokes thath aven't been heard on west, that's why this film is so special!
It's very characteristic for Serbia and Serbian youth, because in the past few years maybe the only way for a young man to work out, to succeed in your life is to be a football player or to be a criminal! The first one is more harder but it's at least secure!!!
Although during the movie i laughed all the way, this movie carries a sad, complicated story about purity/depression/fear/hopelessness of a several young people.
Several stories of several people who live next door, about their dreams, hopes, and fears and the time they waste.
Nothing's good in their hood. All they have is each other, whether they realize that or not. - that movie sets this kind of mood.
This everyday story brought to life by good actors is presented in a humoristic movie, which is sure to bring you some laughs.
It's a fun movie, non pretentious.
I saw this movie numerous times and each time I notice something new. The direction was really good and the crew paid attention to details. The cast and the performances are great. The movie is funny,but it's more than a comedy.It gives an important message and for those who don't live in Serbia,its portrayal of a Serbian hood is very realistic. The whole movie feels natural.This is one of the most quoted films in Serbia. The dialog are interesting and like I said realistic and natural,so very often in everyday life you(if you lived in Serbia that is :D) will hear someone making a reference to this film.
***Spoiler now*** There are some elements that a lot of viewers find confusing about this film-such as the UFO. This movie isn't Science fiction,so I suggest to everyone who didn't get this bit,to watch the movie again,or not judge it.
This is my favorite movie.Maybe not the best movie I have ever seen,but the dearest.
You should definitely see it.
Radivoje Andric is almost like a veteran on this festival. His debut movie THREE PALMS FOR TWO PUNKS AND A BABE received all the possible awards at every Yugoslav film festival and was a sold-out screening at Raindance 2000. Couple of years ago he came back with MUNJE ( THUNDERBIRDS ) which was very well received too, and "Kangaroo" his third movie is a loose sequel to that movie. Born in Sarajevo in 1967, he acquired his experience working as an assistant to renowned Yugoslav directors, very friendly guy works with B92 radio and TV station.
The way it portrays how of all the youth talents (Somi being great at math as a kid and Braca who was very talented in literature, as shown in the movie trailers) ended up without any future, throwing their days away, only being able to observe life - not live it. That's fantastically shown with everyone watching a football match being played hundreds of miles away, by observing the UFO, earthquake etc. And they can only observe - they are not involved in influencing the present at all. The most extreme metaphor are Avax and Hybrid living of nothing, but being 'most rentable' by not spending anything at all, just sipping beer and smoking pot on the rooftop of an urban solitaire. And all of them are still waiting - to grow up and become someone. Apart from the youth you see the older generation that has created this world for them too, and they are no better. The kids growing up in their neighbourhood are portrayed as well and looks like they won't turn out any better.
On top of that it's a good laugh as well - hence most people see it as a comedy. But as it should really be - it's a fantastic tragedy of lives wasted due to a messed up system and broken country. A movie well worth seeing. Worth so much for me to create an account here just to give this review :)
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