Mala (1992)

Run Time - 92 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Clarke Fountain

Fans of political dramas which delve into the ways in which Eastern bloc communist governments wrought havoc on ordinary human values and lives will appreciate this Yugoslavian political allegory, set in 1963. In the story, a woman was forced to choose between testifying (falsely) against her husband in a political trial, or losing custody of her youngest child. As a result, her husband was put in prison for almost fifteen years. The girl was told that her father had died, and the man is desperately trying to seek her out. As he does so, numerous anthills of secrecy get overturned, resulting in a plague of murders, rapes and suicides, before the long-sought reunion is achieved.