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Life is a Miracle (2004)
"Zivot je cudo" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Romance | Music  -  14 May 2004 (France)
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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..

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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:

$32,532 (Switzerland) (28 May 2004)

Gross:

$1,699,144 (France) (4 June 2004)
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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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Life is really a miracle
4 November 2005 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Life is a miracle-a great title for a great movie

Kusturica has the talent to give us a film that will make the saddest person smile and think to himself that life is really a miracle, while it lasts, and we should enjoy every second...the movie transports it's viewers to a typical Kusturica world, full of music and dreamy situations. He tries to show us that life is not written in a straight line, that the most unexpected events like falling in love in the most dreadful scenario (i.e. war) can happen when you least expect it.

A film that touches the human soul, that will make you cry as well as laugh... just like real life.


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