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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 and that journey will change their lives forever. As they will encouter love, death but through very funny way

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pavle Vuisic ...
Kondukter (as Pavle Vujisic)
Dragan Nikolic ...
Pevac
Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic ...
Brka (as Danilo Stojkovic)
Aleksandar Bercek ...
Misko Krstic
Neda Arneric ...
Mlada
Milivoje Tomic ...
Aleksa Simic
Tasko Nacic ...
Lovac
Boro Stjepanovic ...
Celavi (as Borislav Stjepanovic)
Slavko Stimac ...
Mladozenja
Miodrag Kostic ...
Muzikant I
Nenad Kostic ...
Muzikant II
Bora Todorovic ...
Ozalosceni
Slobodan Aligrudic ...
Porucnik
Petar Lupa ...
Pop
Stanojlo Milinkovic ...
Orac
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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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Reportedly, director Goran Paskaljevic was the first choice for directing this movie. See more »

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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 »

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must see for all foreign diplomats to the Balkans
19 March 2001 | by (Ljubljana, Slovenia) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of the funniest, saddest and most accurate portrayals of the mentality that seems to have pervaded the Balkans yet again, 45 years after the time depicted. All the usual characters and conflicts are presented with such anger, sadness and love combined that it is impossible to decide whether crying or laughing would be the more appropriate response. The accuracy of portrayal and the timelessness of the types, however, make it for a great film to watch if one wants to understand a little bit of what drove ex-Yugoslavia to its madness. In fact, no diplomat dealing with the region should attempt anything until they saw this movie, and its twin, *Maratonci trce pocasni krug.* Did I mention it is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen?


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