Do You Remember Dolly Bell?
A young man grows up in Sarajevo in the 1960s, under the shadow of his good, but ailing father, and gets attracted by the world of small-time criminals
Kusturica's feature film debut isn't much like his later works, but he's finding his voice and delivers an interesting enough tale from 60's Sarajevo. More than anything this movie reminds of the '87 Aussie-movie set in the same decade; John Duigan's The Year My Voice Broke (an even less known movie than Kusturica's debut), and the two main characters share several features. Duigan's is probable easier for most people to relate to, but that's probably because Kursturica's movie capture an --to most-- unknown culture of Yugoslavia so well.
Not essential or brilliant, but it's an interesting little tale I wouldn't mind revisiting one day. In addition to the lead of Dino, his father is quite interesting. Discussions of Communism and Marxism, hopes for the future, and everyday life. Overall a nice little movie.
Do You Remember Dolly Bell? was watched as the seventh of my TOTGA-movies.
This was a Yugoslavian film when it was made but it's Serbian now I guess. That's more interesting than the film unfortunately.