Life and times of Vuk Stefanovic Karadzic, Serbian linguist from 19th Century, whose grammar was later adopted by most of nations in former Yugoslavia. Beside dealing with Karadzic's life, ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic ...  Vuk Karadzic 12 episodes, 1987-1988
Aleksandar Bercek ...  Knez Milos Obrenovic 11 episodes, 1987-1988
Dragana Varagic Dragana Varagic ...  Ana Kraus Karadzic 10 episodes, 1987-1988
Aljosa Vuckovic Aljosa Vuckovic ...  Toma Vucic-Perisic 9 episodes, 1987-1988
Marko Nikolic ...  Karadjordje Petrovic 8 episodes, 1987-1988
Petar Kralj Petar Kralj ...  Jernej Kopitar 8 episodes, 1987-1988
Branimir Brstina Branimir Brstina ...  Prota Mateja Nenadovic 8 episodes, 1987-1988
Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic ...  Jakov Nenadovic 7 episodes, 1987-1988
Svetozar Cvetkovic Svetozar Cvetkovic ...  Petar Nikolajevic-Moler 7 episodes, 1987
Adem Cejvan Adem Cejvan ...  Mladen Milovanovic 7 episodes, 1987-1988
Milorad Mandic-Manda Milorad Mandic-Manda ...  Igric 7 episodes, 1987-1988
Dragan Zaric Dragan Zaric ...  Jevrem Obrenovic 7 episodes, 1987-1988
Danilo Lazovic Danilo Lazovic ...  Stefan Karadzic 6 episodes, 1987
Dusan Janicijevic Dusan Janicijevic ...  Jefta Savic Cotric 6 episodes, 1987
Vladan Zivkovic Vladan Zivkovic ...  Sima Pastrmac 6 episodes, 1987-1988
Ljuba Tadic ...  Mitropolit Stefan Stratimirovic 5 episodes, 1987-1988
Irfan Mensur Irfan Mensur ...  Lukijan Musicki 5 episodes, 1987-1988
Snezana Savic Snezana Savic ...  Jegda Karadzic 5 episodes, 1987
Milos Zutic Milos Zutic ...  Jovan Hadzic 5 episodes, 1988
Tihomir Stanic Tihomir Stanic ...  Jovan Sterija Popovic / ... 5 episodes, 1987-1988
Milan Strljic Milan Strljic ...  Dimitrije Davidovic 5 episodes, 1987-1988
Ivan Klemenc Ivan Klemenc ...  Filip Visnjic 5 episodes, 1987-1988
Dragan Lukic-Omoljac Dragan Lukic-Omoljac ...  Jovan Obrenovic 5 episodes, 1987-1988
Jovan Nikcevic Jovan Nikcevic ...  Sima Markovic 5 episodes, 1987


Life and times of Vuk Stefanovic Karadzic, Serbian linguist from 19th Century, whose grammar was later adopted by most of nations in former Yugoslavia. Beside dealing with Karadzic's life, the series also covers major historical events in Serbia in the first half of 19th Century. Written by Dragan Antulov <>

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Great series about a great man
15 March 2005 | by ereinionSee all my reviews

This is one of the best series ever made in Yugoslavia and stars almost all the best actors that the country ever had. The series recounts the life and times of Vuk Karadzic, the man who created the Serbo-Croatian grammar and spelling, and sampled countless folk tales and issued them. It's a story of one great man who lived in a dangerous and very exciting time. The series also show Serbia's violent history and the people who fought to rule it, like the ruthlessly ambitious Milos Obrenovic and his more popular contemporary Karadjordje (Black George), whom Obrenovic later had murdered.

The story also involves Karadzic's meetings with such great persons as Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Johann Strauss, France Presern and Jernej Kopitar (famous Slovenian writers). The acting is superb and the unknown actor playing Vuk as a young man really puts a lot of weight in his performance, specially considering he was virtually unknown before this. Aleksandar Bercek is also superb as the cunning Obrenovic and Miki Manojlovic tops them all as the old Vuk.

This is at times a quite brutal show, but always fascinating to watch, specially for those who are interested in Karadzic's life and work and Serbia's and Balkan's history in the late 18th to mid 19th century. There is a lot to see and enjoy in. I recommend this very warmly for anyone who likes historical epic dramas.10/10

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8 November 1987 (Yugoslavia) See more »

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