MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 26,266 this week

The State of the Dead (2002)
"Drzava mrtvih" (original title)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 149 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 2 critic

When the war in Yugoslavia breaks out, an army officer who's ethnic Slovenian yet still believes in Yugoslavia, decides to move to Belgrade. The country continues to fall apart and so does his family failing to find acceptance there.

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 251 titles
created 14 Apr 2011
 
a list of 148 titles
created 07 Feb 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 08 Jan 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 13 Oct 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The State of the Dead (2002)

The State of the Dead (2002) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The State of the Dead.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of a retired music professor, Misha Brankov, who under unusual circumstances discovers his true origins. At the place where once stood a Nazi concentration camp for Jews during ... See full summary »

Director: Goran Paskaljevic
Stars: Mustafa Nadarevic, Predrag Ejdus, Meto Jovanovski
Circles (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Five people are affected by a tragic heroic act. 12 years later, each of them will have to confront the past, through their own crisis. Will they overcome the guilt, frustration, urge for ... See full summary »

Director: Srdan Golubovic
Stars: Aleksandar Bercek, Leon Lucev, Nebojsa Glogovac
Documentary | Crime | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A family returns to post-war Bosnia to reclaim their stolen property and are forced to examine their past.

Director: Sabina Vajraca
The Wounds (1998)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

This film follows two Belgrade youths on their rise to gangster legends in a decaying society.

Director: Srdjan Dragojevic
Stars: Dusan Pekic, Milan Maric, Dragan Bjelogrlic
Ravna Gora (TV Series 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Beginning of World War II in Serbia.

Stars: Olga Odanovic, Nikola Randjelovic, Mirko Babic
Huddersfield (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Story is set in a small town in Serbia. Rasha is thirty, lives with his alcoholic father and trying, and failing, to make ends meet by giving literature lessons to teenage girls and hosting... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Zivkovic
Stars: Goran Susljik, Nebojsa Glogovac, Damjan Kecojevic
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Obsessed by the dreams of a comfortable life, son of a coal miner comes back to his native country with plans to sell his father's house in order to travel to the African diamond mine in ... See full summary »

Director: Zivojin Pavlovic
Stars: Svetozar Cvetkovic, Mirjana Karanovic, Rados Bajic
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Everyday lives of people in Belgrade who are obsessed with their weaknesses and led by their passions. Seven independent stories on 7 deadly sins are told in a comical tone.

Director: Miroslav Momcilovic
Stars: Branislav Trifunovic, Nikola Vujovic, Milos Timotijevic
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

This movie describes the violent break-up of former Yugoslavia from the Serbian point of view, using the story of ethnicly mixed couple in war-torn city of Vukovar as metaphore.

Director: Boro Draskovic
Stars: Mirjana Jokovic, Boris Isakovic, Svetlana Bojkovic
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The two enemies from war, Slovenian partisan Berk and German soldier Bitter, meet each other during holidays in Spain. Recalling the war through conversation, Berk remembers Anton, his fellow comrade he had spend the most time with.

Director: Zivojin Pavlovic
Stars: Metod Pevec, Boris Juh, Hans Christian Blech
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Rados Bajic
Stars: Ivana Adzic, Neda Arneric, Petre Arsovski
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Miroslav Momcilovic
Stars: Milos Samolov, Mirjana Karanovic, Gordan Kicic
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Radko Polic ...
Janez Kranjc
Nebojsa Glogovac ...
Gorazd Kranjc
Katina Ivanova ...
Ristana Kranjc
Milena Pavlovic ...
Tatjana
Elizabeta Popovic ...
Ruzica
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rados Bajic ...
Policijski komandir
Nikola Bulatovic ...
Soldier
Ljubomir Cipranic
Aleksandra Cucic
Slobodan Custic ...
Dzordz
Svetozar Cvetkovic ...
Janezov pretpostavljeni
Bogdan Diklic ...
Kelner Milan
Bojan Dimitrijevic ...
Transvestit
Ranko Gucevac
Dusan Janicijevic ...
Major JNA
Edit

Storyline

When the war in Yugoslavia breaks out, an army officer who's ethnic Slovenian yet still believes in Yugoslavia, decides to move to Belgrade. The country continues to fall apart and so does his family failing to find acceptance there.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Language:

Release Date:

25 August 2002 (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia)  »

Also Known As:

Janez  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The last salute to a country that is no more
4 August 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Watching this movie will tell you a story of the civil war in Yugoslavia as seen from the point of view of every old-school officer of the former Yugoslav Army.

Janez Kranjc, a Slovene, was all his life devoted and proudly loyal to the Yugoslav cause. When the time came to choose sides at what was the beginning of the Yugoslav break-up, he did the only thing he believed was right an honorable. He chose Yugoslav ideal before local-patriotism, and by doing so sacrificed a future and career prospects of his whole family. They had to leave his native Slovenia and became effectively refugees in Belgrade.

There were fewer and fewer true Yugoslavs in Belgrade, though, and he slowly realizes that he is now just another foreigner in what he still believed was his country. A traitor to the Slovenes and just another Slovene to the Serbs...

Zivojin Pavlovic has been one of the best proponents of naturalist/realist style of cinema in Yugoslavia and as such this film is distinctive among other Yugoslav films depicting the wars of the 90s. It is very true to what really happened to thousands of honorable people in uniform during that dark decade.

A difficult film to watch, it did justice to the very serious topic.


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The State of the Dead (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?