In this, Makavejev's second major film, the Yugoslavian's wry sensibilities about love and communism our laid out with little fanfare or apology. In one telling scene, star Éva Ras (as the titular switchboard operator) woos a man into her bedroom by flipping on some Communist propaganda on her TV as a kind of foreplay. But maybe it is appropriate after all: Her beloved is a rat catcher by profession.
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The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.
Darkly comic yet not entirely sensical, Dusan Makavejev's Love Affair is a Woody Allen-style "romance,"...