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The Marathon Family (1982)
"Maratonci trce pocasni krug" (original title)

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The Topalovic family has been in the burial business for generations. When the old (150 yrs old) Pantelija dies, five generations of his heirs start to fight for the inheritance.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bogdan Diklic ...
Mirko Topalovic
Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic ...
Laki Topalovic
Pavle Vuisic ...
Milutin Topalovic (as Pavle Vujisic)
Mija Aleksic ...
Aksentije Topalovic
Milivoje Tomic ...
Maksimilijan Topalovic
Radislav Lazarevic ...
Pantelija Topalovic
Zoran Radmilovic ...
Bili Piton
Jelisaveta Sablic ...
Kristina
Bora Todorovic ...
Djenka
Melita Bihali ...
Olja
Fahro Konjhodzic ...
Gospodin Rajkovic
Veljko Mandic ...
Rajkovicev brat
Mihajlo-Bata Paskaljevic ...
Stariji zandar
Dragoljub-Gula Milosavljevic ...
Ozalosceni (as Dragoljub Milosavljevic)
Miroslav Jovanovic ...
Blizanac I
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The Topalovic family has been in the burial business for generations. When the old (150 yrs old) Pantelija dies, five generations of his heirs start to fight for the inheritance. Written by Damir Dukich <Damir.Dukic@snet.fri.uni-lj.si>

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The film is based on a popular play by Dusan Kovacevic, which was enacted in Belgrade in the early 1970s. The play was originally set in 1972, but Kovacevic decided to move the story of the movie to the 1930s, to get a darker, "gangster" feel, more suitable to its dark comedy. See more »

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"Prica jednog dana" is not shown in its real order while playing in Djenka's theater - it cuts from the opening credit sequence directly to the song sequence which is at the very end of the film. See more »

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References The Dawn Patrol (1930) See more »

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Unique, high up on the pedestal
14 March 2005 | by (Bucharest, Romania) – See all my reviews

There is a set of movies that leaves me absolutely speechless, actually to be more precise, unable to find superlatives to describe their true genius. It's the case of Wong Kar Wai's Fa Yeung Nin Wa or Ron Fricke's Baraka or Theo Angelopoulos' Eternity and a Day. Those films have absolutely nothing in common as related to topic, genre or style yet they represent lonely peaks in a desert of movies that can not raise up to their stature. It's one of those movies that keeps you breathlessly clinged up to the end, and I am not talking about suspense. When it is over, you will exclaim: "I've never seen anything like it". Even viewed for the tenth time, "the marathon family" will produce a breeze of freshness, exquisite humour(that western people usually don't appreciate...) and astonishment. The metaphor reveals itself towards the end, in an accelerated rhythm - war between brothers and the fall of a nation, also lamented by Kusturica in Underground in a similar humourish yet bitter fashion. I give it a definite ten (10). Chapeau Bas!!!


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