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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>
When Djenka arrives at the Topalovic home for the last time, he is first being chased by a stray dog and then when he knocks at the door the glass from the door collapses and crashes in front of him. Neither of these scenes were scripted or planned, but the actor Bora Todorovic's reactions were so natural that the scenes remained in film. See more »
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It is a pity that in spite of it's greatness, the movie is very sensitive to translation ... of language and socio-political environment.
In the magic of the Yugoslav eighties, this film was like something you will never have seen before. The sense of humor those guys had is incredible, comparable only to greatness like Mark Twain, Jaroslav Hasek, Monty Python, in their best years.
Please do also see "Ko to tamo peva" (from two years earlier, same scriptwriter&director).
And remember, if at first you don't succeed.. do yourself a big favor and watch the movie again. Then if you still don't like it, do yourself a bigger favor still and go see 'Airplane II'(also same script,writer&director..) and forget about Serbian comedy.
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