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Four couples from different nations meet in present Belgrade and experience the small impossibilities of big love.

After many years of hard isolation Belgrade has opened again, ready to accept numerous tourists, businessmen and curious people from all over the world.

What happens when foreigners and local people meet?

"Practical Guide to Belgrade with Singing and Crying" is a contemporary love story about four couples from different nations which meet in present Belgrade and experience the small impossibilities of big love.

"Practical Guide to Belgrade with Singing and Crying" is an urban musical love story about Belgrade citizens and foreigners coming to this city, wide open at last. The story is told through four completely different love stories.

Since the characters’ systems of values and views of the world are different, their meeting is passionate but tragicomical. This meeting pictures Belgrade well, since it is undergoing great historical changes. And Belgrade is now between regimes, the old one not yet really gone, the New one not yet really established.

Due to the existence of that vacuum, that transitional mix of the two systems, things that cannot happen in other, “organized” cities, can happen in Belgrade.

After 15 hard years of isolation both Belgrade and I are trying to make a comeback to a normal European way of life. And the key for that could be love.

If I had to describe life in Belgrade in one word – that would be: EXAGGERATING.

People are exaggerating in eating and drinking, worshipping and hating, singing and crying, and at the same time trying to lead a normal European life. That leads to many problems, and my characters solve these problems through love or sex, or both love and sex. Of course, they are exaggerating in that as well. They are learning to love with the same intensity as they already yell, sing, cry, drink, demolish a car or a hotel, fight, or leave, never to return.

Belgrade is the very place where all of them can free themselves and be what they are, without false charm or poses.