Better Than Escape (1994)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Yugoslavia  |  
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In this Yugoslavian drama, produced in 1991, a gifted actor destroys his life with alcohol. Stamena is an American-Serb. She has come to Belgrade for a vacation. There she encounters and falls for a handsome rising star, Aleska. Though in love, the two must deal with cultural differences. She wants a job; he insists she stay home and raise the baby. He drinks all the time; she wants him to stop. He does and his career takes off with a popular TV series, and the acclaim he receives for his brilliant work on the stage. Unfortunately, the government shuts down his play. The despondent Aleska runs for the bottle. While drunk he is involved in a fatal traffic accident. He is sent to prison. Stamena promptly bundles up the baby and returns to the U.S.



actor, alcoholism, love, marriage