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Life is a Miracle (2004)

Zivot je cudo (original title)
What could be better for the village than a scenic railway to bring in the tourists? What could be worse for tourism than war? Luka builds the railway and shuts his eyes to war. Then Luka's wife runs off with a musician and his son is called up to the army. Luka's life is a war zone. Then he meets Sabaha..

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Slavko Stimac ...
Luka
Natasa Tapuskovic ...
Sabaha (as Natasa Solak)
Vesna Trivalic ...
Jadranka
Vuk Kostic ...
Milos
Aleksandar Bercek ...
Veljo
Stribor Kusturica ...
Captain Aleksic
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Filipovic
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Nada
Branislav Lalevic ...
President
Davor Janjic ...
Tomo
Adnan Omerovic ...
Eso
Obrad Djurovic ...
Vujan
Nele Karajlic ...
Cymbal Player (as Dr. Nelle Karajlic)
Dana Todorovic ...
SF TV Reporter (as Danica Todorovic)
Vanessa Glodjo ...
Nurse 1 (as Vanesa Glodjo)
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What could be better for the village than a scenic railway to bring in the tourists? What could be worse for tourism than war? Luka builds the railway and shuts his eyes to war. Then Luka's wife runs off with a musician and his son is called up to the army. Luka's life is a war zone. Then he meets Sabaha.. Written by Aline

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$369,046 (France) (14 May 2004)
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Trivia

When the tunnel is blasted, the bazooka operator sings a medley of songs by The Doors, in particular "Touch Me" and "The End". See more »

Goofs

The movie was shot along a narrow gauge railway but Mayor Radovan arrives to the village on a normal gauge railcar. (00:07:38-00:09:33) See more »

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The greatest film
25 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

Emir Kuturica offers us an incredibly alive cast and a gripping journey to experiencing the whole gamma of saturated human emotions. Whether at peaceful life or at war, sharing joy of being with friends or bitter taste of parting, the characters in the film are given a fascinating ability to see beauty in every moment of their life. They are bright personalities, they are full of dignity, they are honest and direct in their feelings, and they experience life to the full. Lively motion of camera & beautiful sceneries bring the final touch. A remarkably colourful film. Highly recommend to everybody who is into really good cinema.


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