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 Operator
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.
This is a special film. Completely obscure, flawed in places but without any pretense, it exudes authenticity. The ideas and cinematography are wonderful, it has an obscure charm. It's a great story told in true anarchic fashion. Having travelled ex Yugo countries I wanted to know about their cinema and this is the perfect place to start.