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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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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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Trivia

In the scene where Olja gives a bath to old Maksimilijan, him pulling her in the tub with him wasn't in the script. It was a prank that actor Mica Tomic pulled on his fellow actress Melita Bihali, and the director Slobodan Sijan (who knew about it beforehand) left it in the film. See more »

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The movie is set in the 1930s, but the 'tone film' that Djenka plays in his theater ("Prica jednog dana") was made in 1941. Tone films weren't made in Serbia until 1940s. See more »

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pure genius!
1 September 2003 | by (Nis, Serbia) – See all my reviews

Few Serbian films stand up to the standards expected from the Western cinema, but this one cannot be overpraised: everything that's already been said here is true, and then some! A masterpiece in the purest sense of the word.

If re-watchability of a film is one of its major qualities, than this film beats any other that I know of: you can watch it dozens and dozens of time without ever getting bored - it's so funny& profound at the same time.

If you're a Serb, than you certainly already know this film by heart: if you are not, and are intrigued by this praise= by all means try to find it. I hope there is a good translation of its dialogue somewhere, because a lot depends on a quality rendition of the nuances of the actors' words.


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