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Emir Kusturica


A Serbian film director. Born in 1954 in Sarajevo. Graduated in film directing at the prestigious Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague in 1978. During his studies, he was awarded several times for his short movies including Guernica (1978), which took first prize at the Student's Film Festival in Karlovy Vary. After graduation, he directed ... See full bio »

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31 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Underground
Underground Director
(1995)
Arizona Dream
Arizona Dream Director
(1993)
Dom za vesanje
Dom za vesanje Director
(1988)
Life is a Miracle
(2004)

Filmography

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 2014 Words with Gods (segment "Our Life")
 2008 Maradona by Kusturica (Documentary)
 2007 Zavet
 2006 Zivot je cudo (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2006)
 2005 All the Invisible Children (segment "Blue Gypsy")
 2001 Super 8 Stories (Documentary)
 1997 Magic Bus (Short)
 1996 Bila jednom jedna zemlja (TV Mini-Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1996)
- Episode #1.5 (1996)
- Episode #1.4 (1996)
- Episode #1.3 (1996)
- Episode #1.2 (1996)
 1995 Underground
 1993 Arizona Dream
 1984 Nije covjek ko ne umre (TV Movie)
 1979 Buffet Titanic (TV Movie)
 1978 Guernica (Short)
 1978 The Brides Are Coming (TV Movie)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Commercial for one Italian Internet provider in 1998. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm fed up with democracy. In a democracy, people vote for the mayors. I wanted to build a city where I will choose the citizens. See more »

Trivia:

During the 1995 Belgrade International Film Festival Kusturica knocked down Nebojsa Pajkic, the leader of the New Serbian Right movement. Symbolically enough, Mrs. Pajkic tried to protect her husband by hitting Kusturica with a small bag, a present from Radovan Karadzic, the leader of Bosnian Serbs. See more »

Nickname:

Kusta

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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