Ledina

Synopsis:
Year:
2003
7 Views

Tonight we will transmit

the basketball game live.

Yugoslavia takes on

the United States.

The American team is on the ropes,

but don't count it out.

BARE GROUND:

Prices are going up.

I buy tofu from the Chinese.

Cheap and healthier than meat.

I wouldn't buy food from a Chink.

They're so dirty.

Bras and umbrellas maybe,

but no food.

I don't buy anything from them.

They don't speak Serbian.

They're so sassy.

Like our new clerk.

She even slept with guys

who didn't want her.

- Morning. Sorry, I'm late.

- Morning.

No off-white bread today.

No People's Bread at all?

No, only the organic kind.

We're going to starve.

Any off-white for me?

I've been craving it.

- When did you arrive?

- This morning.

I'm out 11 days early

on good behavior.

You look good.

Not scruffy at all.

Three hearty meals a day.

My late Dragica couldn't match that.

Fresh air, social work.

Now I'm a skilled locksmith.

I can change your door locks for free.

Your locks

are sitting ducks for burglars.

Easy prey.

- Welcome, Ostoja.

- Good to see you, Blatobrk.

- Know what I've been thinking of?

- What?

Who might be f*cking our Ostoja

in Zabela Prison?

- In Zabela.

- It wasn't Zabela.

I was in Mitrovica.

There weren't any gays.

They allow conjugal visits.

So, you got married in prison?

If I weren't a nice guy,

I'd pluck your mustache.

You can pluck me a bit lower.

Dragan...

- Morning, Dragan.

- Morning.

The organic one, again?

Yes.

- Here you are.

- Thanks.

Paja!

Traffic accident?

If I weren't a nice guy,

I might be glad.

Hey, Nikola.

- You play great.

- What brings you here?

I work as a night watchman

here on the building site.

- Do you come here every day?

- Not quite.

More often since my mother died.

How's Svetlana doing?

She's the newslady on Pink TV.

We're VIPs.

We'll have to watch her.

Come to watch the game.

I'll watch it here alone.

- My ax was of some use.

- A big help.

Dragan, don't do anything stupid.

- Nothing stupid. Only smart things.

- Bye.

Know what would have been smart?

If I had let you ax him back then.

In front of the elevator.

That would have been smart.

This is for you

and for Granny Ruza.

She's been gone a while.

She died that very night

when you...

- When it happened.

- Condolences.

Thanks. Sorry, I'm in a rush.

My new boarder is coming.

Thanks for the coffee and the candy.

- Evening, Dara.

- Oh, it's you.

Is Paja in?

I've popped corn for the game.

- He's busy.

- What?

Too busy for basketball?

Dara?

- I thought I heard the doorbell.

- You're mistaken.

Ostoja, you're free again?

- We could watch the game.

- What game?

Basketball against the U.S.

Don't you know we're playing?

My doc won't let me watch sports.

Have a nice evening.

Same to you.

Evening, neighbor.

Evening.

I see you're watching

and my TV is on the blink...

- Such things happen.

- There was a white spot and then...

Must be the screen.

It's gone for good.

- Am I disturbing you?

- Not at all.

- Take a seat.

- Thanks, neighbor.

You're watching alone?

- Alone.

- My Dragica used to hate sports.

But she rooted

for Yugoslavia's national team.

I see we're ahead.

If only we could beat the Yanks.

- Who?

- The Americans.

Like we beat the others.

In prison we celebrated each

victory. We cried like babes.

If only we could retaliate

for everything they did to us.

War, misery, bombs...

If only we could screw them.

Did you do this all by yourself?

Yes.

- Sprinklers and the works?

- Yes.

Everything you see.

It's beautiful.

I would have planted box trees.

How come nobody touches it?

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