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"At the age of three, Ozren only has to watch his mother while she's sleeping to know that she's the most beautiful woman in the world. A queen.

At the age of nine, he doesn't understand why people swear at him on the street, calling him a whore's son, a sonofabitch: his mother works as a waitress and that's the only reason she's hardly ever at home in the evening.

At the age of 16 Ozren knows. He's learnt a lot. About money from his mother, about God from his Auntie Ljiljana, about the world from his Uncle Ante and about whores from Pepi.

Now, he's determined to clear up the mystery surrounding his mother."

Specifications

Studio Wolfe Video
SKU 202841863
UPC 667443560142
UPC 14 00667443560142
Format DVD
Release Date 7/29/2008
Actors
Name Manojlovic,Miki
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Adrian Vonwiller - Original Music By
Chulpan Khamatova - Actor
Donato Rotunno - Producer
Gabriel Loidolt - Based On Novel By
Hannes Anderwald - Editor
Josef Aichholzer - Producer
Jurgen Jurges - Cinematographer
Karina Ressler - Editor
Michael Glawogger - Screenplay
Michael Sturminger - Screenplay
Michael Sturminger - Director
Miki Manojlovic - Actor
Robert Ritter - Actor
Stanislav Lisnic - Actor
Reviews
ReviewSource Slant Magazine
Review "[Ozren's] distress is laid out with minimal fuss or pretense, a relief given the leadenness of films like Blackmail Boy and Mirage that a jailbait-friendly Picture This! Entertainment typically imports from this region of the world. Ozren's affections for a girl in his glass still wounding from her recent arrival from war-torn Yugoslavia is the film's awkward bid for political significance, which turns ridiculous when the girl is caught in the school closet breast-feeding a doll. Far more interesting is Ozren's dejected journey for his mother's love, which distills the Oedipus story and is capped with an unconscious, cut-the-cord bid for survival."
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ReviewPage
Reviewer Ed Gonzalez
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource The Village Voice
Review "A coolly detached melodrama of mother-child resentment, Michael Sturminger's film sometimes suggests a clear-eyed inversion of a 1940s women's picture - Mildred Pierce as told through the eyes of Ann Blyth's ungrateful Vera...Ozren's worldly uncle stabilizes the movie's tantalizingly uncertain tone, at least until its bizarre closing plunge into Oedipal catharsis. But the slicing camerawork of Fassbinder/Haneke collaborator Jurgen Jurges underscores the bitter message: We don't always know what we want from our parents, only what we're not getting."
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Jim Ridley
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Manojlovic,Miki
Label Wolfe Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader ...most interesting for its textured family history and pained religiosity
Jay Weissberg, Variety Cool, stylized...commendable feature debut...
Laura Kern, The New York Times ...fearlessly plumbs the depths of this intense mother-son relationship...
"J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader" ...most interesting for its textured family history and pained religiosity
"Jay Weissberg, Variety" "Cool, stylized...commendable feature debut..."
"Laura Kern, The New York Times" ...fearlessly plumbs the depths of this intense mother-son relationship...
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