I enjoyed this film because it was quirky and well done.
It tells the story of a lovely, naive and rather thoughtless young woman, Julia (played by Evgenia Milmana), and her involvement with a much older man who is a down on his luck immigrant, Vikka (played by Srdjan Nikolic).
They meet in a restaurant where Julia and her friend have come for a break from their dance class. Vikka overhears them talking about dancing and approaches the girls revealing that he is a dancer too. Julia becomes interested in him and impulsively invites him to visit the dance studio.
A relationship develops quickly with encouragement from Julia. One quickly learns that Julia is very naive and very unrealistic in her views of life and people.
She encourages poor Vikka who appears to be mesmerized by her, and he agrees to help her improve her dancing for an upcoming competition. Julia finds out that he has no place to stay and is concerned. She subsequently tricks him into coming to her parents home, and gets her father to invite Vikka to stay at their house. This arrangement is clearly to the great embarrassment of Vikka. With Julia one constantly gets the impression of a very impulsive young woman, who is used to getting her own way with no heed to other people's feelings.
Vikka helps Julia to improve her technique and dances with her in the competition. Julia then manages to insult Vikka who leaves the club where the competition is being held. When he fails to return home that night, Julia realizes he has gone from her life, and is devastated.
Srdjan Nikolics' performance as the tragic, down at the heels immigrant is excellent and he is totally convincing. So is the performance of Evgenia Milmana. It was convincing enough that I wanted to shake her for being so selfish and silly.
The film is very entertaining, and I really appreciated the soundtrack by Vezi Tayyeb.
Julia, a beautiful, naive nineteen year old dance student encounters Vikka, a forty year old homeless man at a local restaurant. Curious, she befriends him and discovers he was once a great stage actor and dancer in Russia before he immigrated to America in search of fame and fortune. Vikka's dream never materialized, but his love of dance continues and becomes inspired by the young woman who is falling in love with him.
Uploaded By: FREEMAN
February 11, 2021 at 12:08 PM