Release date: 1993
The title translates to Full Moon Over Belgrade and this was a film produced in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, as was. It certainly is a rarity and is an example of a vampire being used allegorically as the film is (not subtly) an anti-war film and one wonders if the vampires are real or, indeed, who the true vampires are.
The film begins with bums in a night time street, walking past whores. A Rolls Royce pulls up a woman looks at the men. It seems she selects them all and takes them all with her but it is just the fantasy of one of them. Eventually they come to a club where a band plays. As we look at the band we realise that the bums are all band members and they watch themselves. This was actually the Serbian band Piloti and cut is called on a video. Aleksa (Dragan Bjelogrlic) was watching the shoot and leaves. One of the bums offers him a drink that he refuses. The fact that the bums watch themselves perform on a stage, the bums part of the video and yet somehow separate to the band, underlines the surreality of the film and the concept that nothing is what it seems.
|Djordje and Aleksa|
|in the library|
|in a tine coffin|
|a light nibble|
On odd film, but fascinating – offering a glimpse of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia through the eyes of protest. 6 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.