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Variola Vera (1982)

Variola vera (original title)
This is a true story of the famous Variola epidemic outbreak in Belgrade.

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Doktor Grujic
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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 ...
Dusko
Velimir Zivotic ...
Sekretar za zdravstvo
Milo Miranovic ...
Lozac Mile
Dzemail Maksut ...
Halil Redzepi
Katica Zeli ...
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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

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9 July 1982 (Yugoslavia)  »

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Helicopter flying over hospital is a French Gazelle, that was not available to Yugoslavia in 1972 (first deliveries to Yugoslavia were in 1974). See more »

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Remarkable...
26 January 2005 | by (Uzice, Serbia) – See all my reviews

One of those movies that keeps you awake at night and makes you wonder about things like bio-terrorism and stuff like that... Like your own safety in those "what if" situations... Absolutely every single segment of this movie is shocking and frightening... Music theme containing some middle-East motifs keeps playing in your mind from the very first minute of the movie, and stays in it even after you have watched it. Horrifying story of pilgrim who came back and brought along one of the deadliest diseases known to men surely sounds scary, but what makes it even more creepy is the fact that it's based on true story... The event that made the whole world vulnerable, and reminded us that no matter how strong we appear to be, there's always one invisible enemy we cannot fight and cannot defeat. Cast is terrific, some of the best Yugoslavian actors had their career highlights in this movie... Especially brilliant role of Rade Serbedzija. If you like this type of movies, this is a movie that you just cannot miss... And if you don't... Well..rent it out anyway. Highest recommendation.


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