31.10.2009 Kriterion Amsterdam
Gresnica Bez Greha (Sinner Without Sin)
Dir. Kosta Novakovic | Yugoslavia | 1927 | 66 Min
New soundtrack performed live by the Balkan group Kingalita and Turo Rudi Gypsy band.
Sinner Without Sin is a story about a young girl who leaves her small village and fiancé to travel to Belgrade. While in the city she falls for a man she thinks is a wealthy aristocrat, not knowing he actually prefers to rob banks. Sinner Without Sin starts as a love story, then evolves into a ‘sexploitation’ film. For the last few reels we end up with a detective story that somehow coexists with a comedy routine by two men doing deliberate imitations of Laurel and Hardy. In short, a magnificent document which brings us back to pre-Yugoslavian times.
Part of the Balkan Snapshots Film Festival at cinema Kriterion Amsterdam