Friday, August 26, 2016
NAME: DOBRICA; LAST NAME: UNKNOWN (Directed by Srdja Penezic) ***
This gem of a Serbian film shows us that a gentle, beautiful soul can soar way beyond the ordinary muck of life. The hero is raised by two old people, then taken away, and finally released from the orphanage, and even put in prison for criticizing the Communist government. He’s Dobrica, and he believes all people are good, and if they are not, they should be shown how to be good. Despite Dobrica’s bad luck, he never wavers from helping people, parting with all his money and leading a contented, simple life. God rewards him for his gracious humility. This feel-good film makes you realize that goodness is a smile, a helping hand and a belief that happiness is just that.