"In the Jaws of Life"
Directed by Rajko Grlic
heart of this disarmingly funny and sexy comedy is a middle-aged
woman filmmaker, a bit on the chubby side, with a rather confused personal life, who is
making a soap opera titled The Jaws of Life. "What makes The Jaws of
Life so satisfying is the loose comic flow of the narrative, bittersweet perspective
on the foibles of life, and the overall philosophical bent.." Variety.
The TV soap opera follows the life of a chubby office clerk not unlike the
filmmaker. The two stories unfold side by side until the stories begin to converge.
"This sex farce is as rueful as it is funny, as earthy as it is politically astute,
as cleverly structured as it is unexpected" (Village Voice). Croatian with
English subtitles. 95 minutes.