Arizona Dream

A rebellious young man. With his own version of the future. And his own fantasy of love.


An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film, in real and imaginary form. Meanwhile, Axel tags fish in New York as a naturalist's gofer. He's happy there, but a messenger arrives to bring him to Arizona for his uncle's wedding. It's a ruse to get Axel into the family business. In Arizona, Axel meets two odd women: vivacious, needy, and plagued by neuroses and familial discord. He gets romantically involved with one, while the other, rich but depressed, plays accordion tunes to a gaggle of pet turtles

Director Emir Kusturica
Runtime 2 h 22 min
Release Date 6 January 1993

Hollywood’s rules don’t mean much for Kusturica and he stays true to his own style. A wild Balkan comedy in the Arizona? That’s right.

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