This is one of the best movies I’ve seen in the past few years. It hits hard with the harsh realism of Romany communities at the end of the 80s in the Balkans. The story circles around Perhan, a young kid gifted with supernatural powers that gets pulled into the world of crime. It mixes surrealism with the bleak life of poor families, beautifully blending drama and comedy elements alike, in the way that made Kusturica famous. All these with a beautiful soundrack signed by Goran Bregovic.

Accidentally, I discovered that this movie was aired on Sarajevo television in a mini-series format, consisting of five one-hour episodes, version which has also been published in Russia in a double-DVD package. If you happen to have one or to know someone that has it, please send it to me.

However, I was lucky enough to find more info about this version at kustu.com, including a short description of the missing chapters, along with some screenshots. So if you already saw the movie, (spoiler alert!)check them out here, they’re filled with artistic gems that make the long version even better than the theatrical release.

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Even if the trailer is in English, do yourself a favour and watch the movie in its original Romany language.

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