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Underground (1995)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, War | 20 June 1997 (USA)
A group of serbian socialists prepares for the war in a surreal underground filled by parties, tragedies, love and hate.

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Marko / Actor playing Marko (as Miki Manojlovic)
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Crni (Blacky) / Actor playing Blacky
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Natalija / Actress playing Natalija
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Ivan
Ernst Stötzner ...
Franz / Actor playing Franz
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Jovan (as Srdjan Todorovic)
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Vera
Milena Pavlovic ...
Jelena
Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic ...
Deda (as Bata Stojkovic)
Bora Todorovic ...
Golub
Davor Dujmovic ...
Bata
Nele Karajlic ...
Falling Gypsy (as Dr. Nele Karajlic)
Branislav Lecic ...
Mustafa
Dragan Nikolic ...
Film Director
Erol Kadic ...
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Storyline

The story follows an underground weapons manufacturer in Belgrade during WWII and evolves into fairly surreal situations. A black marketeer who smuggles the weapons to partisans doesn't mention to the workers that the war is over, and they keep producing. Years later, they break out of their underground "shelter" --- only to convince themselves that the war is still going on. Written by Anonymous

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Let the wild life of politics begin.

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Comedy | Drama | War

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Podzemlje  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

Quotes

Marko: A war is no war until the brother kills his brother.
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Connections

Referenced in Maradona by Kusturica (2008) See more »

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Mesecina/Moonlight
Written and performed by Goran Bregovic
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ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!!
18 July 1999 | by (the lower depths) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this movie on the indie channel, I taped it. I immediately watched it again, totally stunned by the extent of energy, imagination, ideas, images with which I was being blasted. Talk about a universal masterpiece! This movie should be required viewing on every screen, large & small in the US. We Americans lead such narrow sheltered lives; we are so eager to see things in black & white, to have our opinions dictated by columnists & newscasters. This movie should take off a few blinders. On the other hand, people will still opt for easy cartoon ideologies over the indisputable truth about the ferocious & predatory predilictions of all "sides" of humanity. Thank god for visionary humorists like Kusturica.


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