Makavejev’s second feature is an endlessly surprising, time-shifting exploration of love and freedom, about a tragic romance between a young telephonist and a middle-aged rodent sanitation specialist in Belgrade.
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Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard OperatorDirected byDušan Makavejev
These elements are all important here; we must consider films like this through a cultural and geopolitical lens. But Love Affair or The Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator, despite its horrors, is also such stunning fun.
Great film. It shows us again that communism was an ideology against human being. I was wondering what would Žižek say about this one. That communism was an arty and beautiful collectivistic Shangri-La? This Real Utopia is the Real Dystopia. So, give me a break 'Elvis', you better go hurry and run some after Hitchcock birds.
Lost interest in this quirky little trifle about halfway through but kept with it because it is only 68 minutes long. On the other hand, this could be a metaphorical masterpiece of a creative genius. If so, then it is way over my head. At least there was no 60’s YugoPop in it.