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Underground (1995)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, War | 20 June 1997 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marko / Actor playing Marko (as Miki Manojlovic)
Crni (Blacky) / Actor playing Blacky
Natalija / Actress playing Natalija
Slavko Stimac ...
Ernst Stötzner ...
Franz / Actor playing Franz
Jovan (as Srdjan Todorovic)
Milena Pavlovic ...
Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic ...
Deda (as Bata Stojkovic)
Bora Todorovic ...
Davor Dujmovic ...
Nele Karajlic ...
Falling Gypsy (as Dr. Nele Karajlic)
Branislav Lecic ...
Dragan Nikolic ...
Film Director
Erol Kadic ...


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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Comedy | Drama | War


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Release Date:

20 June 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Podzemlje  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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The state-owned Radio Television of Serbia had a small role in financing the film, and the film used rented Yugoslav Army (VJ) equipment as props. See more »


Marko: A war is no war until the brother kills his brother.
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Yugoslav lyrics by Dorde Marjanovic
Performed by Goran Bregovic
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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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