Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Two Yugoslav best friends profit off the black market in 1942 when the Germans invade and build their industry during the Cold War, with all coming to a head during the ethnic wars of the early nineties. Emir Kusturica's Underground is all at once unique, surrealistic, outlandish, sad, and hilarious, though all these elements occasionally work against each other and create confusion. The film is a clear passion project for the director, and presented at epic length, which is eased by the sheer brashness of the production and the strength of its cast. 
*** out of ****