When Father Was Away On Business

  |  Book Tickets: 27/11/2015
  |  Buy to Own: 21/08/2006
  |  130 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
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Acclaimed director Emir Kusturica won the Palme d'Or for this exuberant portrait of 1950s Yugoslavia, as seen through the eyes of six year-old Malik (Moreno D'E artolli). As the country resists the pressures of Stalinism, many find themselves taken away by the police for making imprudent statements against the government. But Malik's father finds himself imprisoned for an altogether less noble reason when his affair with the mistress of a high-ranking party official is discovered. Naively believing his Papa to be away on business, Malik must face up to life's sometimes poignant, often comic tribulations without him.

Contains strong language, moderate violence and nudity
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