MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,765 this week

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

8.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.9/10 from 8,568 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 2 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 27 Dec 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 01 Feb 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 10 Dec 2012
 
list image
a list of 40 titles
created 07 Aug 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Marathon Family (1982)

The Marathon Family (1982) on IMDb 8.9/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Marathon Family.

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Frozen Stiff (2002)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Lemi and Kiza are two brothers who have to bring their dead grandfather from Belgrade to Vrsac, and having spent all their money, they decide to smuggle the body by train. They dress the ... See full summary »

Director: Milorad Milinkovic
Stars: Nikola Djuricko, Sonja Kolacaric, Tara Manic
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
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

At the Belgrade army hospital, casualties of Bosnian civil war are treated. In the hospital they remember their youth and the war. Two young boys, Halil, a Muslim, and Milan, a Serb, have ... See full summary »

Director: Srdjan Dragojevic
Stars: Dragan Bjelogrlic, Nikola Kojo, Dragan Maksimovic
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Till recently an University professor, a bohemian writer, a member of Belgrade's intellectual circles and a passionate opponent of the Milosevic's regime, TEJA is today a manager of a big ... See full summary »

Director: Dusan Kovacevic
Stars: Bora Todorovic, Branislav Lecic, Natasa Ninkovic
The Wounds (1998)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

This film follows two Belgrade youths on their rise to gangster legends in a decaying society.

Director: Srdjan Dragojevic
Stars: Dusan Pekic, Milan Maric, Dragan Bjelogrlic
Balkan Spy (1984)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Ilija Cvorovic, a reformed former Stalinist who spent several years in a prison as a political prisoner, is called in for a routine conversation. He returns home convinced that the police ... See full summary »

Directors: Dusan Kovacevic, Bozidar 'Bota' Nikolic
Stars: Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic, Bora Todorovic, Mira Banjac
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Angel and the devil fight for the soul of a Belgrade playboy who made a young girl pregnant.

Director: Srdjan Dragojevic
Stars: Nikola Kojo, Milena Pavlovic, Branka Katic
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The film consists of three parallel stories that are interwoven and played in Vozdovac. In the first story, Braca tries to seduce Iris, a model from the city center. Although they try not ... See full summary »

Director: Radivoje Andric
Stars: Sergej Trifunovic, Marija Karan, Nebojsa Glogovac
Munje! (2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Urban comedy, happening during a night in Belgrade. Mare, Pop and Gojko are three friends who grew up together. Mare and Pop have always been musicians, while Gojko (who was harassed by ... See full summary »

Director: Radivoje Andric
Stars: Boris Milivojevic, Sergej Trifunovic, Maja Mandzuka
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

It's April 5, 1941, somewhere in Serbia. A group of people go on a bus to Belgrade...

Director: Slobodan Sijan
Stars: Pavle Vuisic, Dragan Nikolic, Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 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
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The story takes place in 1993 Serbia, torn by hyperinflation and economic disaster. Milan, an avid fan of FC Partizan, lives with his friend, a painter, and makes money by selling his ... See full summary »

Director: Radivoje Andric
Stars: Srdjan Todorovic, Dubravka Mijatovic, Goran Radakovic
Edit

Cast

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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 March 1982 (Yugoslavia)  »

Also Known As:

The Marathon Family  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to the original play by Dusan Kovacevic, the Topalovic family members are of the following age: Pantelija - 150, Maksimilijan - 126, Aksentije - 102, Milutin - 79, Laki - 44, Mirko - 24. See more »

Goofs

In a scene which is showing Hedy Lamarr in Ecstasy, Djenka speaks of Hedy's wealth and success in Hollywood, yet the movie is set in 1935 and Hedy didn't move to USA until 1937 and was unable to reach the level of stardom he was talking about. See more »

Connections

Features Prica jednog dana (1941) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
great film
15 April 2000 | by (Beograd) – See all my reviews

This is probably the best film in in serbian cinematography, so far. As a matter of fact Yugoslavian Film Academy ranked it number one in the first century of film. Since it was released it has become the definitive cult movie in Serbia. The cast is great, many of highly respected serbian actors took part in the movie. The script is great, and some lines are hilarious (such as Billy Piton's). The script is based on well-known play by Dusan Kovacevic.


35 of 38 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
pjesma ... insomnia_84
where? mustardman350
SRPSKI FILM DIONIS1
ZASHTO!!!??? katedu2003
english subtitle disconnecta
Discuss The Marathon Family (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?