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Director  Dusan Makavejev
Music director  Kornelije Kovac
Language  English
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Comedy
Duration  
Country  Sweden
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Writer  Dusan Makavejev, Branko Vucicevic
Release date  1981 (1981)
Screenplay  Dusan Makavejev, Donald Arthur, Branko Vucicevic
Cast  Susan Anspach (Marilyn Jordan), Erland Josephson (Martin Jordan), Marianna Jacobi (Cookie Jordan), Jamie Marsh (Jimmy Jordan), John Zacharias (Grandpa Bill), Per Oscarsson (Dr. Aram Pazardjian)
Similar movies  Related Dusan Makavejev movies

Montenegro also known as Montenegro - Or Pigs and Pearls (Swedish: Montenegro eller Pärlor och Svin) is a 1981 Swedish black comedy film by Serbian director Dušan Makavejev.

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Plot

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Marianne Faithfull sings "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan" over the opening credit sequence.

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Marilyn Jordan (Susan Anspach) is a bored, depressed American housewife, married to a rich Swedish businessman with two seemingly perfect children. She tries to "spice up" her existence by surprising the family when she eats their entire dinner, setting the bedclothes on fire and poisoning the pet dog's milk and then advising it not to drink (the dog does not drink). Eventually Martin, Marilyn's husband, decides to show her to a psychiatrist, but that only serves to further her frustration.

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One day, when she decides to accompany her husband on a business trip, Marilyn gets detained by security at the airport on a technicality. After missing her plane, she is befriended by a group of Serbs and is taken to a club they run, bearing the odd name of "Zanzi-Bar." There, Marilyn indulges in their fantastic, surreal world of shovel fighting, lamb roasting, striptease and free love. It all culminates with Marilyn having a passionate fling with a young man named Montenegro (Svetozar Cvetkovic) who works in a zoo.

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After spending the night with Montenegro, Marilyn realizes that even though she adores this world, she is a stranger in it. Completely snapping upon this realization, she kills the young man and returns home. Once there, she serves her family a gourmet dinner, followed by a light dessert of fruit, which a caption announces is poisoned. The final intertitle states: "The story was based on real events".

Cast

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  • Susan Anspach - Marilyn
  • Erland Josephson - Martin Jordan
  • Marianna Jacobi - Cookie Jordan
  • Jamie Marsh - Jimmy Jordan
  • John Zacharias - Grandpa Bill
  • Per Oscarsson - Dr. Aram Pazardjian
  • Marina Lindahl - Secretary
  • Bora Todorović - Alex Rossignol
  • Lisbeth Zachrisson - Rita Rossignol
  • Svetozar Cvetković - Montenegro
  • Patricia Gélin - Tirke
  • Dragan Ilić - Hassan
  • Nikola Janić - Mustapha
  • Mile Petrović - Zanzi Bar Customer
  • John Parkinson - Piano Player
  • Awards and nominations

    Montenegro (film) Montenegro Movie Review Film Summary 1982 Roger Ebert

    Montenegro was nominated for the Golden Palm Award at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival.



    References

    Montenegro (film) Wikipedia
    Montenegro (film) IMDb Montenegro (film) themoviedb.org


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