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Students! It is a great idea to watch one or more of these movies, preferably each film two or more times, so that you become familiar enough with the story that you can pay attention to the language. Use a subtitled version if there is one available. Many of these films are available on YouTube, some with English subtitles.

Balkan Spy • Balkanski špijun (1983)
    director Dušan Kovačević and Božidar 'Bota' Nikolić
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086935/

Buick Riviera (2008)
    director Goran Rušinović
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0995712/

Circles • Krugovi (2013)
    director Srđan Golubović
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgaE7y8QjT0

Do You Remember Dolly Bell? • Sjećaš li se Dolly Bell? (1981)
    director Emir Kusturica
    http://www.kustu.com/w2/en:do_you_remember_dolly_bell

Donkey • Kenjac (2009)
    director Antonio Nuić
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1389083/news#ni1233903

Fuse • Gori Vatra (2003)
    director Pjer Žalica
    http://www.refresh.ba/gorivatra/

Grbavica (2005)
    director Jasmila Zbanić
    http://www.coop99.at/grbavica_website/

Hey, Babu Riba • Bal na vodi (1987)
    director Jovan Aćin
    http://www.1worldfilms.com/Yugoslavia/heybaburiba.htm

How the War Began on My Island • Kako je rat počeo na mom otoku (1996)
    directory Vinko Brešan
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116739/

In the Jaws of Life • U raljama života (1984)
    director Rajko Grlić
    http://poll.imdb.com/title/tt0088312/

Loving Glances • Sjaj u očima (2003)
    director Srđan Karanović
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0335426/

The Melody Haunts my Reverie • Samo jednom se ljubi (1981)
    director Rajko Grlić
    http://www.1worldfilms.com/Yugoslavia/melodyhauntsmyreverie.htm

Montenegro (1981)
    director Dušan Makavejev
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082770/

No Man's Land • Ničija zemlja (2001)
    director Danis Tanović
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0283509/

On the Path • Na putu (2010)
    director Jasmila Zbanić
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1156531/

Parade • Parada
    director Srđan Dragojević
    http://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2012/jan/24/the-parade-pride-of-serbia
   
Perfect Circle • Savršeni krug (1997)
    director Ademir Kenović
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117555/

Pretty Village, Pretty Flame • Lepa sela lepo gore (1996)
    director Srđan Dragojević
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116860/
   
The Constitution: A Love Story about Hate • Ustav Republike Hrvatske (2017)
    director Rajko Grlić
    http://www.theconstitutionmovie.eu/en/

Underground • Bila jednom jedna zemlja (1995)
    director Emir Kustirica
    http://www.kustu.com/w2/en:underground

Virginia • Virdžina (1991)
    director Srđan Karanović
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105761/

We Are All Neighbors (1993); Returning Home: Revival of a Bosnian Village (2001)
    director Tone Bringa, with Peter Ljoizos in 2nd film
    https://raifilm.org.uk/films/we-are-all-neighbours/

What is a Man Without a Mustache? • Što je čovjek bez  brkova (2006)
    director Hrvoje Hribar
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0471395/

When Father Was Away on Business • Otac na službenom putu (1985)
    director Emir Kusturica
    http://www.kustu.com/w2/en:when_father_was_away_on_business
 
Yugoslavia: Death of a Nation (1996)
    Brian Lapping Associates for Discovery Channel, BBC and ORF.
    The entire series is currently available for viewing on Google video.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oODjsdLoSYo

On the cinema:
Horton, Andrew James, ed., The Celluloid Tinderbox.
    The book has been published on the web and can be downloaded from: http://www.kinoeye.org/03/10/celluloidtinderbox.php
Goulding, Daniel, Liberated Cinema: the Yugoslav experience 1945-2001, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 2002.

Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian movies on DVD