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Promise Me This (2007)

Zavet (original title)
A grandson gives his grandfather a vow to go to the city to sell a cow and bring back a wife.

Director:

Emir Kusturica

Writer:

Emir Kusturica
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Uros Milovanovic Uros Milovanovic ... Tsane
Marija Petronijevic Marija Petronijevic ... Jasna
Aleksandar Bercek ... Grandpa Zivojin Markovic
Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic ... The Boss Bajo (as Predrag Miki Manojlovic)
Ljiljana Blagojevic Ljiljana Blagojevic ... Bosa
Ivan Maksimovic Ivan Maksimovic ... Inspector
Kosanka Djekic Kosanka Djekic ... Jasna's Mother
Stribor Kusturica Stribor Kusturica ... Topuz
Vladan Milojevic Vladan Milojevic ... Runjo
Stanoje Bogicevic Stanoje Bogicevic ... Cvaka
Slavko Tosic Slavko Tosic ... Mrga
Zeljko Terzic Zeljko Terzic ... Zeka
Nenad Filipovic Nenad Filipovic ... Zuba
Mihajlo Todorovic Mihajlo Todorovic ... The Clerk
Marija Kovacevic Marija Kovacevic ... Pahuljica Milovanovic
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Storyline

A grandson gives his grandfather a vow to go to the city to sell a cow and come back with a spouse. Extremely metaphorical representation of certain period of time in transitional Serbia is shown throughout the entire movie. Meeting the characters on his voyage, boy gets into various troubles, managing to fulfill the given promise. Written by Ivanna

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Comedy | Romance

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Serbia | France

Language:

Serbian

Release Date:

3 July 2007 (Serbia) See more »

Also Known As:

Promessas See more »

Filming Locations:

Uzice, Serbia See more »

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$2,043,351
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The Winner Takes it All
Written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
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Totally Brilliant and Absolutely Amazing! Masterpiece!
6 October 2008 | by peter_madnaskiSee all my reviews

Not for people without swift mind or without a drop of Balkan blood in their veins. If You don't have any of these You can not understand it. And if you don't understand, you can't enjoy it. :) For example if you think Picasso is a name of a car produced by Citroen, probably if you see a Picasso's painting you just will walk by it, deciding that it's a trash-work of some street painter. :) So do not judge, before trying to understand it :) In the end i think it's a MUST for every one with open minds. Still my N1 remains The Shawshank Redemption! And remember that not all things can be put in frames. Because there are things in this world, that any frame just won't fit.


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