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Maratonci trce pocasni krug (1982)

The Topalovic family has been in the burial business for generations. When the old (150 yrs old) Pantelija dies, five generations of his heirs start to fight for the inheritance.

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Slobodan Sijan

Writers:

Dusan Kovacevic (play), Dusan Kovacevic (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bogdan Diklic ... Mirko Topalovic
Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic ... Laki Topalovic
Pavle Vuisic Pavle Vuisic ... Milutin Topalovic (as Pavle Vujisic)
Mija Aleksic Mija Aleksic ... Aksentije Topalovic
Milivoje 'Mica' Tomic Milivoje 'Mica' Tomic ... Maksimilijan Topalovic (as Milivoje Tomic)
Radislav Lazarevic Radislav Lazarevic ... Pantelija Topalovic
Zoran Radmilovic Zoran Radmilovic ... Bili Piton
Jelisaveta 'Seka' Sablic Jelisaveta 'Seka' Sablic ... Kristina (as Jelisaveta Sablic)
Bora Todorovic Bora Todorovic ... Djenka
Melita Bihali Melita Bihali ... Olja
Fahro Konjhodzic Fahro Konjhodzic ... Gospodin Rajkovic
Veljko Mandic Veljko Mandic ... Rajkovicev brat
Mihajlo 'Bata' Paskaljevic Mihajlo 'Bata' Paskaljevic ... Stariji zandar (as Mihajlo-Bata Paskaljevic)
Dragoljub Milosavljevic-Gula Dragoljub Milosavljevic-Gula ... Ozalosceni (as Dragoljub Milosavljevic)
Miroslav Jovanovic Miroslav Jovanovic ... Blizanac I
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Storyline

The Topalovic family has been in the burial business for generations. When the old (150 yrs old) Pantelija dies, five generations of his heirs start to fight for the inheritance. Written by Damir Dukich <Damir.Dukic@snet.fri.uni-lj.si>

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Yugoslavia

Language:

Serbian

Release Date:

4 March 1982 (Yugoslavia) See more »

Also Known As:

Dlugowieczna rodzinka See more »

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Centar Film See more »
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Mono | Dolby Digital (remastered version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Stage play ''Maratonci trce pocasni krug'' premiered in Croatian theater Kerempuh in 2015. Tarik Filipovic, Hrvoje Keckes and Maja Posavec starred in it. See more »

Goofs

In a scene which is showing Hedy Lamarr in Ecstasy, Djenka speaks of Hedy's wealth and success in Hollywood, yet the movie is set in 1935 and Hedy didn't move to USA until 1937 and was unable to reach the level of stardom he was talking about. See more »

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Features Prica jednog dana (1941) See more »

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the best movie in the world...ever!!!
21 June 2003 | by zzzzz-1See all my reviews

Maratonci trce pocasni krug was the first play that 23-year old drama student Dusan Kovacevic wrote. The plot is based on the story about the youngest member of the Topalovic family, which is in the coffin-making business for more than a century. But the youngest member doesn't want to live this kind of life-he wants to marry the mafia boss' daughter and to live the life of an artist, since he is impressed with the movies (this all happens back in the year 1935). But, the mafia boss tries to use him to destroy the opponents - the Topalovic's themselves. This is the shortest possible plot of the best movie ever made. I have seen this movie for over 20 (yes, twenty!!!) times and I think there is not a single person in Serbia that didn't see it. This is the best (and the hardest one to make) kind of movie - it's a comedy without a single moment of triviality. If you were not a habitant of the former Yugoslavia, the names of the actors probably mean nothing to you. But these actors are incredible! They are absolutely hilarious and are the reason for outstanding popularity of the movie. Almost every phrase used in the movie became a part of the usual conversation of the people here in Serbia. I know you probably aren't convinced and still think that The Godfather or Gone With The Wind are the best movies you will see in your lifetime. And I would probably have to agree if there wasn't for that one little movie made 20 years ago in Serbia.


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