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Variola vera (1982)

This is a true story of the famous Variola epidemic outbreak in Belgrade.

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Goran Markovic
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rade Serbedzija ... Dr. Grujic
Erland Josephson ... Dr. Dragutin Kenigsmark
Dusica Zegarac ... Dr. Markovic
Varja Djukic Varja Djukic ... Dr. Danka Uskokovic
Rade Markovic Rade Markovic ... Upravnik bolnice
Vladislava Milosavljevic Vladislava Milosavljevic ... Sestra Slavica (as Vladica Milosavljevic)
Peter Carsten ... Epidemiolog iz UN-a (as Peter Karsten)
Aleksandar Bercek ... Magistar Jovanovic
Radmila Zivkovic Radmila Zivkovic ... Sestra Zaga
Semka Sokolovic-Bertok Semka Sokolovic-Bertok ... Dr. Ciric
Bogdan Diklic ... Dusko
Velimir Zivotic Velimir Zivotic ... Sekretar za zdravstvo
Milo Miranovic Milo Miranovic ... Lozac Mile
Dzemail Maksut Dzemail Maksut ... Halil Redzepi
Katica Zeli Katica Zeli ... Servirka
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Storyline

One pilgrim, infected with an unknown illness, enter the country. Relocated from place to place is dying, and disease spreads. The moment they realize that they are responsible for the disease was considered eradicated, but it is too late. An outbreak of smallpox begins to revive, leading to lure individuals and society. The infected are isolated and left to the logic of the terrible diseases which all but forgotten, considering the distant past... Written by Nikola Popovic

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Drama | Horror

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Country:

Yugoslavia

Language:

Serbo-Croatian

Release Date:

9 July 1982 (Yugoslavia) See more »

Also Known As:

A fekete himlő See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Art Film 80, Croatia Film See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Based on the real life events, a Variola vera (smallpox) epidemic, which broke out in spring of 1972. Hospital scenes filmed at several Belgrade hospitals, including Gradska bolnica (aka City Hospital), the epicenter of the outbreak. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where they are exhuming the first smallpox victim, one of the policemen is holding a local version of the AK (M70AB2). That did not see service with police until late '70s. See more »

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Featured in Serbie, année zéro (2001) See more »

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Now this is the real horror!
16 September 2008 | by milosengle3See all my reviews

Now this is the real horror!

The story,camera,acting are classics and sometimes really poor, but the atmosphere in the movie is priceless and unforgettable. Even the score is fantastic,It's rear but it's there. Rade Serbedzija is great and only one who seams to have fun. And the begging of the movie is just simply excellent. Variola Vera is an absolutely merciless horror drama, a movie so real and scary that,it keeps you nervous and jumpy rather than pleasurably excited, and it's a classic.

The one and only authentic Serbian horror movie!

I love it !


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