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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 ... 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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Country:

Yugoslavia

Language:

Serbo-Croatian

Release Date:

9 July 1982 (Yugoslavia) See more »

Also Known As:

A fekete himlő See more »

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Production Co:

Art Film 80, Croatia Film See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Trivia

The identity of the UN epidemiologist (portrayed by Peter Carsten) is hidden under the all-body cover and face mask. The Carsten's voice, a native German speaker, was dubbed by another actor. See more »

Goofs

In one scene, a chopper takes off from in front of the hospital, disappearing into the Belgrade skyline. In the distance, "Palata Beograd", the then-highest tower block on the Balkans, can clearly be seen. In 1972, when the story is supposed to be taking place, the tower was still being built and far from finished. See more »

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Featured in Serbia, Year Zero (2001) See more »

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Real life is scary
12 November 2019 | by ivanas14See all my reviews

One of the most scary movies I've seen, atmosphere, acting, truly disturbing.


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