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Vesna Trivalic ...
 Katarina Andjelic 'Cakana' (29 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Ana Andjelic (28 episodes, 1994-1995)
Milan 'Lane' Gutovic ...
 Dragoslav Jakovljevic (27 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Vojislav 'Vojkan' Jakovljevic (26 episodes, 1994-1995)
Sofija Jovic ...
 Milica Jakovljevic (26 episodes, 1994-1995)
Bogdan Diklic ...
 Svetislav 'Bata' Andjelic (25 episodes, 1994-1995)
Olivera Markovic ...
 Angelina Savic (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
Zoran Cvijanovic ...
 Milorad Ugrinovic (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
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Katarina Andjelic, nicknamed "Cakana", lives with her two children, her brother Bata, and his daughter. She is an sculpture and painting artist, but there are not many people who can see her potential. Her ex-husband, Dragoslav, is trying to get her back, because he still loves her. Cakana, who was cheated by him, still loves him, but refuses his love. Written by Nikola Popovic

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A different Serbian sitcom
31 August 2010 | by (Belgrade, Serbia) – See all my reviews

Since beginning of Yugoslav television, comedy programs about contemporary society mostly relied on depicting "ordinary man", and trying to make the audience identify with the main characters. Whole bunch of both movies and series have been reaching extreme popularity among Yugoslav audience, a new and optimistic middle class in Tito's self-managed society: titles such as "Lude godine", "Tesna koža", "Pozorište u kući", "Bolji život" etc. all revolved around "small man" and his adventures in everyday environment.

On the contrary, "Otvorena vrata" completely threw away this cliché, and built a story (in fact, many stories, as each episode is for itself) around completely made-up and exaggerated characters. Placed in highly urban and intellectual milieu, the show refused to indulge mass audiences, and it is not clear how it got financed and aired under such hard circumstances as Milosevic's dictatorship was.

Fast paced, intellectually challenging, but most of the times really hilarious, the show is gaining the deserved acclaim just recently, after several reruns and with a help of Youtube, which is full of funny clips with memorable quotes.

Also, apart from brilliant screen writing (mostly by prized playwright Biljana Srbljanovic), the cast is what really makes it timeless, with top-of-the-line leads, notably Vesna Trivalic and Bogdan Diklic. The only one spoiling the picture is Bojana Maljevic, but luckily not given any important role.


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