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"When Father Was Away On Business" is my favourite Kusturica film after "Time Of The Gypsies". No overwrought symbolism or elaborate parodies, just a straight story from a (now) lost world, seen through the eyes of a young boy whos father is sentenced to forced labour in a mine because he once had an affair with a party officials girlfriend. Intelligent, burlesque black Balkan humour at its best. Only the rather forced and improbable ending stops me from giving this film 5 stars.