There is still a very special breathtaking feeling of being through another culture shock from the magnificent cinematographic piece which looks impeccable in all respects – the plot, the screenplay, the cast, the images of nature and everyday life in the Godforsaken village somewhere in the middle of Yugoslavia, fabulous soundtrack, both modern and Serbian folk music sounding at the local weekend parties and weddings often turning wild and drunk, picturesque Yugoslav mountains, valleys and full-flowing clear rivers at their Summer best, animals – mostly birds, sometimes with some human features and sometimes acting like real characters. Lots of symbolism – and very Slavonic one at this. Wonderful details like the main characters breathing through cane pipes while escaping from their death beneath the water or the Bride (that is the only name of this main character we know) getting caught in the traditional Slav peasant fish-trap called ‘versha’. And of course, all the heroes. And two brilliant actors Monica Bellucci and Emir Kusturica. It is really a feast!