Do you remember Dolly Bell? is set in Sarajevo in the 1960s, against a backdrop of Hollywood films and Italian pop songs (or one in particular, called 24 000 baci) that sit oddly next to the Communist community centre frequented by the main characters, their pop band, and the family home of the main character, 16-year-old Dino. The latter finds himself sheltering a prostitute whom he then falls in love with, quite touchingly. He also tries to hypnotise his pet rabbit - apparently successfully - in the belief that hypnosis is the way to Communism. The film is a mixture of oddball humour, presumably in a style unique to Emir Kusturica whose other films I don't know. I thought this was occasionally a little grating in that scenes with the father, who has a style very much his own, went on a little too long, while the sexual politics of the society shown certainly weren't very enlightened. However this is not really what the film is about; rather it focuses on a young lad in the throes of his first infatuation, memorably crying in the rain, moved to courage on the girl's behalf, and his gang who seem rather less emotionally responsive, who form a band together. It has a certain sexiness, some pathos, and a zany take on the world that makes for a singular cinematic effect. The settings are constantly interesting and atmospheric, the tone perhaps most resembling that of Closely Observed Trains.