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Martin Sagner ...
 Andrija 'Dras' Katalenic - Dudek 10 episodes, 1975
Smiljka Bencet ...
 Regica Katalenic 10 episodes, 1975
Adela Horvat ...
 Maga Helapova - Babica 10 episodes, 1975
Zvonimir Ferencic ...
 Franc Ozbolt - Cinober 10 episodes, 1975
Marija Geml ...
 Kata Ozbolt 10 episodes, 1975
Mladen Serment ...
 Imbra Grabaric - Presvetli 10 episodes, 1975
Eugen Franjkovic ...
 Martin Skvorc 10 episodes, 1975
Nikola Novosel ...
 Tuna Pispek 10 episodes, 1975
Zvonimir Torjanac ...
 Lugar Pista 10 episodes, 1975
Joza Seb ...
 Sinter Cvarkes 10 episodes, 1975
Dragutin Vrbenski ...
 Blaz Bedenec 10 episodes, 1975
Rikard Brzeska ...
 Gaber Kuzma 10 episodes, 1975
Marija Aleksic ...
 Cila Grabaric 9 episodes, 1975
Zoran Pokupec ...
 Brico Gaspar 9 episodes, 1975
Franjo Majetic ...
 Djuro Mikulec - Besni 8 episodes, 1975
Vjera Zagar-Nardelli ...
 Greta Skvorc 8 episodes, 1975
Vladimir Oblescuk ...
Drago Mestrovic ...
 Matula Stuban 7 episodes, 1975
Jagoda Antunac ...
 Fika Frkaceva 7 episodes, 1975
Tomislav Lipljin ...
Biserka Alibegovic ...
 Franca Pispekova 6 episodes, 1975
Nada Klasterka ...
 Mica Gaberova 6 episodes, 1975
Slavica Vucak ...
 Besna Klara 5 episodes, 1975
Vladimir Jagaric ...
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The story of this cult Croatian TV-series is set in a remote Podravina village and revolves around a peasant Dudek and his wife Regica, whose troubles ensue from his honest and naive nature, since his fellow villagers take advantage of him to the greatest extent. Written by Mario

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A masterpiece
9 December 2004 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

Describing the life of a "simple" man Dudek in a small village, Gruntovcani manages to deliver the best production ever in Croatia or, IMHO, former Yugoslavia. Character portrayal is excellent, the plot is always interesting and (although one can always guess how's it is going to end for Dudek) full of unexpected development.

Several actors came up with their best roles in career, namely Martin Sagner as Dudek, but also unforgettable Zvonimir Ferencic as Cinober and Mladen Serment as Presvetli.

A highly recommended piece, although sometimes hard to understand except for those accustomed to the "kaj" dialect. At most times it is a comedy, but many a times it is very deep in describing human behavior, from good to bad. When one takes into account the time it was made, Gruntovcani is sometimes a brave piece as well, often discretely criticizing the communist regime of the time.


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