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The acclaimed debut feature by celebrated filmmaker Emir Kusturica is a bittersweet coming-of-age tale set amidst the uproar of 1960s Sarajevo.
As Hollywood movies begin to find their way into the country, sixteen year-old Dino becomes seduced by the glamour of the gangster films that flash before his eyes at the local cinema and he decides to follow a life of crime. Falling in with a band of petty crooks, Dino's future seems set until a liaison with local prostitute Dolly Bell turns his world upside down in a way not even the movies could have prepared him for.
A two-times winner of the Cannes Film Festival's prestigious Palme d'Or, Kusturica's energy and unique cinematic eye are very much in evidence in this thoughtful, charming and eccentric comedy.