Do You Remember Dolly Bell?

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Do You Remember Dolly Bell?
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Directed byEmir Kusturica
Written byEmir Kusturica
Abdulah Sidran
StarringSlavko Štimac
Slobodan Aligrudić
Ljiljana Blagojević
Mira Banjac
Music byZoran Simjanović
CinematographyVilko Filač
Milenko Uherka
Edited bySenija Tičić
Distributed byInternational Home Cinema (USA)
Release date
  • 1981 (1981)
Running time
107 minutes
CountrySFR Yugoslavia

Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (Serbo-Croatian: Сјећаш ли се Доли Бел?; Sjećaš li se Doli Bel?), filmed in 1981, is the first feature film directed by Emir Kusturica. It is a coming of age story. The film was selected as the Yugoslav entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 54th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1]


Set over a single 1963 summer in one of Sarajevo's neighbourhoods, the plot follows the fortunes of a school boy nicknamed Dino (Slavko Štimac). Simultaneous to being enthralled with a life that flashes before his eyes and ears in the local cinema and youth centre (where, among other things, he watches Alessandro Blasetti's Europa di notte and listens to Adriano Celentano's "24 Mila Baci"), Dino gets a taste of the world inhabited by local thugs and petty criminals. However, when he is rewarded via a liaison for providing a hiding place for prostitute "Dolly Bell" (Ljiljana Blagojević), his world is turned upside down as he falls in love with her.


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  1. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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