Dusan Makavejev's third feature is a interesting, weird, yet somewhat captivating collage which is essentially a documentary about the first Serbian talkie, which is a rather laughable melodrama. Makavejev uses footage from the actual film, interviews with the people behind the film, and stock footage to tell this bizarre tale. It's essentially a probing study of juxtaposition, as he creates a film as much about the state of Yugoslavia's past and present, as it is about the first Serbian talkie and it's stars. It's an interesting piece fo'sho, but It just didn't grab my attention the way I was hoping it would. That is, outside the sequences revolving around the star of the film, Acrobat Aleksic. These segments about this man are incredibly entertaining. Aleksic has such a presence and he's such a bizarrely captivating individual that you can't help but have a smile on your face whenever he is on screen. All in all it's a rather typical Makavejev type film in all it's strange glory.
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