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Cirkus columbia

DVD - 2012 | Bosnian
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After the fall of the communist regime in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1991, Divko Buntic returns to his former home after a 20-year exile in Germany. Returning with an attractive young girlfriend, a flashy new Mercedes, a pocketful of cash, and a lucky black cat, things are looking good for Divko. When his cat goes missing, things begin to fall apart. Divko's personal tumult finds an unsettling mirror in the country at large with signs appearing that the Bosnian War is coming.


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May 04, 2019

Except for the hero's brother (the NEW Bosnian anti-communist strongman) everybody here is just tooo lovable. I can't see what Divko's bimbo sees in Divko's long ignored son - unless she was a secret masochist (hey, maybe I missed something.)

And (of course) the ending is totally unbelievable - especially with all the shelling going on.

Positives - nice scenery, crappy cars, and a lovable kitty.

Dec 27, 2018

I don’t understand the Serbians and Croatians. But the actor that played Divko was great. One minute you can’t stand his brutish, rude, self-centered jerk, and towards the end all those horrible traits served him and his family well.

May 25, 2018

A wonderful, profound movie showing just one small village where the events are unfolding at a moment when the old communist power is losing its hold on the whole country.

The movie demonstrates, subtly and gradually, how, in a formed political void, the winds of the future civil war are created and fanned, pitting neighbours of that picturesque village against each other and teenage friends being manipulated to fight against each other. You can feel the great evil coming...

Please, please, borrow the movie before another cinematographic gem is weeded out because too few users watch it.

Sep 27, 2016

This movie delves into the hard realities of communism and post-communism peppered with humour and very interesting peeks into the homes of a small town in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Beautifully shot. I liked this movie very much.

Jun 26, 2016

A good movie.

Aug 12, 2015

A small, well-made film from Bosnia-Herzegovina. The film started off with one of the main characters being fairly obnoxious. So I was initially turned off. As the film moved into the 2nd half, it got better. Love to look at that young, sexy actress who one gets to like in the end. Subtitles.

Aug 25, 2013

Be warned that this begins very inauspiciously, but is well worth persisting with. It turns out to be a fine film with genuinely multifaceted characters going through plausible struggles relating to the breakup of Yugoslavia and the awful wars surrounding that. Some youthful tensions regarding erotic matters are well-realized too. Recommended.

Jan 07, 2013

A very engaging film, amusing, thought-provoking and moving. All in all, much better than expected, a nice surprise.

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