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When Father Was Away on Business

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • A naive boy tells his version of why daddy couldn't stay with his family in post-WWII Yugoslavia. In reality, the child's father has gone to prison for romancing the lover of a high-ranking party member. But the boy thinks papa's away working. The difficulties and tumult experienced by this fatherless family struggling to survive on their own is a parable for and mirror of the tensions between the Soviet Union and the emerging Yugoslavian government, struggling for independence.

    Cannes Palme d'Or 1985

  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DV3045

  • Critic Reviews
    "...Warmly appealing....A gentle, touching film alive with humanity and humor..."
    New York Times

    "...Superb....With an irresistible warmth and boundless good humor....The very large cast is miraculous..."
    Los Angeles Times

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