To celebrate the weird and wonderful Eurovision Song Contest, we present weird and wonderful film facts about this year's finalist countries.
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13 Apr 2013 - 6:50 PM  UPDATED 13 Apr 2013 - 6:50 PM

Given that writer-director Dušan Makavejev was himself born in the former Yugoslavia, you might expect that his 1981 black comedy Montenegro would have something to do with that region—since 2006, an autonomous nation. But you'd be wrong. In fact, the film is Swedish, about a bored American housewife (played by Susan Anspach), married to a wealthy Swedish businessman, who embarks on a series of surreal, anarchic adventures to spice up her boring life. One of these involves a handsome gypsy—named, yes, Montenegro—who works in a zoo and introduces her to the heights of sexual ecstasy; unfortunately, she responds by murdering him and returning home to her family, where she serves up a dinner that turns out to be poisoned. 'The story,' the final title claims, 'was based on real events.' Ever the provocateur, Makavejev's next project saw him shooting in Australia: 1985's The Coca-Cola Kid, starring Greta Scacchi.