OK, the cocktail isn’t Serbian (but I googled for half an hour and didn’t find any recipes), and the film is Yugoslavian and is set in Sarajevo, but…
Kinda quirky film. It won a Cannes award and is apparently well-regarded, but I was just bored silly. I didn’t find the performances very convincing, and the cinematography is meh, the transitions are clichéd (a death and then a wedding, etc), and the coming-of-age framework for telling this kind of story is just so… done.
But there are fun bits. Like the suicide scene.
I can totally see people adoring this film. If I squint a bit.
When Father Was Away on Business. Emir Kusturica. 1985. Serbia.
- 2 parts vodka
- 1 part white rum
- 1 part Pernod
- 12 parts orange juice
- 12 parts tonic water
Shake everything except the tonic water with ice. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass and top off with tonic water. Stir slightly.
Garnish with a slice of orange.
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