January 28, 2013

Sonja And The Bull (2012)

Sonja And The Bull (2012)
Directed by: Vlatka Vorkapic
Country: Croatia

Review: Vlatka Vorkapic wrote and directed “Sonja and The Bull” after two decades on documentaries, shorts and TV series. Sonja is a fierce activist whose interview against bull fighting given to a local TV, upset the inhabitants of a Croatian countryside village. Two of the villagers then decided to make a very strange bet, which required Sonja’s presence to confront a bull. One bettor ordered his son to fetch her and as expected, after the initial problematic contact, a physical attraction starts to grow between them. The villagers' sneer created good impression at first, and even Sonja seemed to be a well build character, but all these expectations vanished in a blink of an eye. After 20 minutes, the story degenerated into dull situations and predictable moves, never to recover again. Goronja, the bull, ended up being the most interesting protagonist in a colorless story that failed to engage.

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