Absolutely devastating anti-war film. Hugely impressive set pieces. Via steadicam which gives a voyeuristic sense of reality we follow a Byelorussian boy who is orphaned in an attack on his village as he drifts from one Nazi atrocity to another. Among the myriad moving sequences, the barn scene is truly harrowing and lingers in the memory.
This movie's title is a biblical reference to Hell on Earth. The New Testament's Book of Revelation reads: "And when he had opened the…
A Serbian film about 50 years of Balkan history. Sounds dull, eh? WRONG!!
Underground is an bacchanalian circus of a movie powered by an irresistible mixture of slapstick comedy, the joyous energy of a traditional gypsy brass band, and the wildly entertaining relationship between two larger-than-life best friends, Blacky and Marko, and the woman they both love - their personal betrayals serving as metaphor for Yugoslavian civil strife (probably!). Everyone seems to be constantly drinking and getting pissed with the…