Who's Singin' Over There? (1980)
"Ko to tamo peva" (original title)

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It's April 5, 1941, somewhere in Serbia. A group of people go on a bus to Belgrade, on a journey that will change their lives forever.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pavle Vuisic ...
Kondukter (as Pavle Vujisic)
Dragan Nikolic ...
Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic ...
Brka (as Danilo Stojkovic)
Aleksandar Bercek ...
Misko Krstic
Neda Arneric ...
Milivoje Tomic ...
Aleksa Simic
Tasko Nacic ...
Boro Stjepanovic ...
Celavi (as Borislav Stjepanovic)
Slavko Stimac ...
Miodrag Kostic ...
Muzikant I
Nenad Kostic ...
Muzikant II
Bora Todorovic ...
Slobodan Aligrudic ...
Petar Lupa ...
Stanojlo Milinkovic ...


On April 5, 1941, a date Serbs will recognize, men on a country road board Krstic's bus for Belgrade: two Gypsies who occasionally sing about misery, an aging war vet, a Nazi sympathizer, a dapper singer, a consumptive, and a man with a shotgun. Krstic is a world-weary cynic, out for a buck; the driver is his son, the simple, cheerful Misko. En route they pick up a priest and young newlyweds going to the seaside. Along the way, mis-adventure strikes: a flat tire, a rickety bridge, a farmer who's plowed the road, a funeral, two feuding families, an army detail, and a lost wallet slow the bus and expose rifts among the travelers. On April 6, amid rumors of war, they reach Belgrade... Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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1 January 1980 (Yugoslavia)  »

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Who Sings Over There  »

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The entire film was shot in 24 days. See more »


The bus that makes the center point of the film is a Mercedes-Benz O3500, which did not enter the production until 1949, eight years after the events in film take place. See more »


References Stagecoach (1939) See more »

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Officially voted in 1998 best Yugoslav film of all times by Yugoslav Film Academy
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A milestone in Eastern European film making and an outstanding example of Serbian mentality. A group of completely different people are doomed to die because of their discord. With "Maratonci trce pocasni krug" makes two mythological movies everyone here knows word by word.

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