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

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  1982 (Yugoslavia)
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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 ...
(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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In a scene when Laki describes the crematoria as "the future", Djenka confirms it, by claiming that he saw it on his previous trip to Germany. This is an obvious allusion on first Nazi concentrational camps, as well as on the centuries-long Serbian characteristic to look after the new tendencies in Germany. See more »

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The 'tone film' playing in Djenka's theater is "Prica jednog dana", which was released in 1941, seven years after the events in "Maratonci trce pocasni krug" take place. See more »

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All time greatest
10 July 2009 | by (Croatia, Zagreb) – See all my reviews

With no hard feelings, because there are many great films in the history, but this one should be absolute No.1 Although I regret almost everyday for I was born in this part of Europe, I am blessed to be a native speaker, so I can enjoy movies like this completely. I watched this masterpiece more than 300 times. Characters from this movie are the true heroes in all ex-Yu countries, scenes and comments from this movie you can see in everyday life, on TV, hear on radio stations, because each and every sentence from this movie became legendary. Thanks to all the legends who made this movie, hope they rest in peace, cause unfortunately most of them passed away.... I am not sure when we will have a bunch of such extraordinary actors again...


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