Marble Ass

Marble Ass, Z. Zilnik
FR Yugoslavia, 1995, 87 min, Beta video – transfer to 35 mm, color

written and directed by: Želimir Žilnik
camera: Miodrag Milošević
edited by: Vladimir Milenković
music: Love Hunters, Zbogom Brus Li, Dejan Kijevčanin

cast: Vjeran Miladinović, Nenad Milenković, Nenad Racković, Lidija Stevanović, Miljan Vojnović, Suzana Zlatanović (Luna Lu), Miodrag Suša, Gordan Žabaljac

production: B92, Beograd

Merlyn has been pacifying the Balkans, turning tricks with countless Serbian guys. Merlyn is a lighting rod sheltering Belgrade, calming violent nighthawks, swanky big spenders, miserable loners and horny young studs, taking on the charge that would otherwise befall little girls, unprotected mothers and helpless old women. Combined with guns, this unbridled energy would eventually lead to bloodshed. Merlyn cools the boiling blood of violent Dinarides and enriches it with love. Johnny comes home to Belgrade, from the war. His motives are apparently similar, he also wants to cool the boiling blood, but he does it by letting it through the holes in the human body, which he makes with bullets or knives. This film is a treatise on the different methods of resolving conflicts, resorted to by Merlyn and Johnny.