Director: Vladimir Perisic, France (2009)
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On Sunday night, I tried to see The Kids Are All Right but it was actually sold out. Instead, I saw Ordinary People by Director Vladimir Perisic. I picked this particular film on a whim. Under normal circumstances, I might not have chosen to watch this movie. I don’t usually care for films about war.
The best part of this movie to me were the shots of the Serbia landscape. The aftermath of calculated violence in the name of ethnic cleansing is, needless to say, disturbing. The film’s power is in its demand for attention and empathy, but both are rather inconsistent throughout the movie. I might have checked my watch. Afterwards, I walked home alone in the rain. I didn’t want to see or talk to other people, feeling keenly aware of human atrocity.
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