Variola vera (1982)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 1,127 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 5 critic

This is a true story of the famous Variola epidemic outbreak in Belgrade.


0Check in

Top 25 Trivia Items From the Last 25 Years

Here are some amazing facts and figures to deepen your appreciation of the movies you love.

See the full list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 41 titles
created 03 Dec 2010
list image
a list of 25 titles
created 20 Dec 2010
a list of 46 titles
created 16 Mar 2012
a list of 44 titles
created 15 May 2012
a list of 34 titles
created 26 Aug 2014

Related Items

Search for "Variola vera" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Variola vera (1982)

Variola vera (1982) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Variola vera.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Tito and Me (1992)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The story of a ten years old boy who, as most of the children in Yugoslavia of the fifties can hardly imagine his life without the great national leader - marshal Tito. In his school, he ... See full summary »

Director: Goran Markovic
Stars: Dimitrije Vojnov, Lazar Ristovski, Predrag Manojlovic
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

When it comes to crime, Belgrade is same as any other modern metropolis, except for having its own serial killers. That blank is filled when a flower salesman begins strangling women. A ... See full summary »

Director: Slobodan Sijan
Stars: Tasko Nacic, Nikola Simic, Srdjan Saper
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Educator and those educated in a home for juvenile delinquents in the same test: approach, take a peek into his soul to become a man. The story of a minor, neglected boys-offenders and ... See full summary »

Director: Goran Markovic
Stars: Slavko Stimac, Bekim Fehmiu, Ljubisa Samardzic
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Group of petty criminals is trying to make some money under the disguise of musical band in Nazi-occupied Serbia.

Director: Branko Baletic
Stars: Dragan Nikolic, Bora Todorovic, Tanja Boskovic
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The staff of elementary school prepare the retirement party for their cleaning woman. The complicated relations within the school will emerge to the surface on the same night.

Director: Goran Markovic
Stars: Semka Sokolovic-Bertok, Bogdan Diklic, Snezana Niksic
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

During the excavation of ancient Roman ruins, an old archaeology professor accidentally opens the gate between our world and the world of the dead.

Director: Goran Markovic
Stars: Rade Markovic, Bogdan Diklic, Dragan Nikolic
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

One week in a life of Branimir Mitrovic "Floyd", a young rally driver from the National Class (up to 785cc), dreaming of promotion to the higher category. He lives a carefree life of a ... See full summary »

Director: Goran Markovic
Stars: Dragan Nikolic, Bogdan Diklic, Gorica Popovic
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Forty year old, unemployed architect is trying to find his way in a society's cruel environment. In his mind, he still lives in 1968, when he was one of the protesters. The pinnacle comes ... See full summary »

Director: Goran Markovic
Stars: Boris Komnenic, Neda Arneric, Radko Polic
Deja vu (1987)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Piano teacher is deeply traumatised by the events of his childhood, as well as by political oppression in his youth. Decades later, all those traumas lead to carnage.

Director: Goran Markovic
Stars: Mustafa Nadarevic, Anica Dobra, Milorad Mandic
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Omnibus film, consisting of three independent parts: in the first story, Koma, a failed rocker, wants to prove to his producer father that newly composed music could be better than his. He ... See full summary »

Directors: Goran Gajic, Zoran Pezo, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Nebojsa Bakocevic, Predrag Bjelac, Dragan Bjelogrlic
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

War arrives to a small secluded village in Vojvodina. The Germans take a group of hostages through the village and on their way molest a small boy. As revenge the boy sets the German corn ... See full summary »

Director: Branko Bauer
Stars: Slavko Stimac, Miodrag Radovanovic, Pavle Vuisic
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

For the young man who lives in Serbian province town, the maturing coincides with the turbulent political events of the year 1968.

Director: Goran Paskaljevic
Stars: Slavko Stimac, Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic, Mira Banjac


Cast overview, first billed only:
Doktor Grujic
Dr. Dragutin Kenigsmark
Dusica Zegarac ...
Doktorka Markovic
Varja Djukic ...
Doktorka Danka Uskokovic
Rade Markovic ...
Upravnik Cole
Vladislava Milosavljevic ...
Medicinska sestra Slavica (as Vladica Milosavljevic)
Peter Carsten ...
Epidemiolog iz UN-a (as Peter Karsten)
Aleksandar Bercek ...
Magistar Jovanovic
Radmila Zivkovic ...
Medicinska sestra Zaga
Semka Sokolovic-Bertok ...
Doktorka Ciric
Bogdan Diklic ...
Velimir Zivotic ...
Sekretar za zdravstvo
Milo Miranovic ...
Lozac Mile
Dzemail Maksut ...
Halil Redzepi
Katica Zeli ...


One pilgrim, infected with an unknown illness, enter the country. Relocated from place to place is dying, and disease spreads. The moment they realize that they are responsible for the disease was considered eradicated, but it is too late. An outbreak of smallpox begins to revive, leading to lure individuals and society. The infected are isolated and left to the logic of the terrible diseases which all but forgotten, considering the distant past... Written by Nikola Popovic

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Drama | Horror





Release Date:

9 July 1982 (Yugoslavia)  »

Also Known As:

A fekete himlő  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


In one scene, a chopper takes off from in front of the hospital, disappearing into the Belgrade skyline. In the distance, "Palata Beograd", the then-highest tower block on the Balkans, can clearly be seen. In 1972, when the story is supposed to be taking place, the tower was still being built and far from finished. See more »


References Closely Watched Trains (1966) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Now this is the real horror!
16 September 2008 | by (Belgrade,Serbia) – See all my reviews

Now this is the real horror!

The story,camera,acting are classics and sometimes really poor, but the atmosphere in the movie is priceless and unforgettable. Even the score is fantastic,It's rear but it's there. Rade Serbedzija is great and only one who seams to have fun. And the begging of the movie is just simply excellent. Variola Vera is an absolutely merciless horror drama, a movie so real and scary that,it keeps you nervous and jumpy rather than pleasurably excited, and it's a classic.

The one and only authentic Serbian horror movie!

I love it !

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Variola vera (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: