Pretty Village, Pretty Flame 1996
Welcome to former Yugoslavia. Or Bosnia. Or Hell. The land wants blood, and blood it shall have.

Pretty Village, Pretty Flame opens in 1971 with a mock newsreel depicting the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the "Brotherhood and Unity Tunnel." Ten years later, the unfinished tunnel stands abandoned and ignored. Two boys, a Muslim named Halil and a Serb named Milan, play nearby and try to frighten each other with tales of the ogre who lives inside. By the time war breaks out in the early '90s, Halil and Milan find themselves on opposite sides. When his platoon is ambushed, Milan leads the survivors into the tunnel for refuge. Outside, Halil's band waits patiently, biding their time until the Serbs run out of water and must emerge to face their deaths...

This bleak tale is told from the point-of-view of the Serb soldier who is severely wounded in a Belgrade hospital in 1994, and flashes back to his childhood and then the war and the hopes that died with Tito. He states even if Tito was a liar and a scoundrel, at least the country was unified. It is allegedly based upon a true story, one that echoes the director’s universal appeal for everyone to end all their hatred.

Director: Srdjan Dragojevic
Cast: Dragan Bjelogrlic, Nikola Kojo, Dragan Maksimovic, Zoran Cvijanovic, Milorad Mandic, Dragan Petrovic, Lisa Moncure, Nikola Pejakovic, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Petar Bozovic
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War

DVD5 | PAL 16:9 | 02:02:55 | 3.90 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Serbo-Croatian
Subtitles: English hardcoded

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DVD5 | PAL 4:3 | 02:09:28 | 4.24 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Serbo-Croatian, Russian
Subtitles: English, Serbian(?)

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