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Kavarna Astoria (1989)

The city of Maribor before the Second World War, and Maribor after its liberation is marked by the period in which the film Cafe Astoria is set. With a gentle melancholy and a slight irony,... See full summary »

Director:

Joze Pogacnik

Writer:

Zarko Petan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Janez Hocevar Janez Hocevar ... Father
Lidija Kozlovic Lidija Kozlovic ... Mother
Branko Sturbej Branko Sturbej ... Branko
Igor Jalusic Igor Jalusic ... Little Branko
Natasa Tic Ralijan Natasa Tic Ralijan ... Janja (as Natasa Ralijan)
Ludvik Bagari Ludvik Bagari ... Kugla
Branko Drobnik Branko Drobnik ... Little Kugla
Ales Valic Ales Valic ... Tone
Vlado Novák Vlado Novák ... Rudi
Roman Koncar Roman Koncar ... Ivan
Vladimir Jurc Vladimir Jurc ... Wise man
Anton Petje Anton Petje ... Wagner
Isabela Albrecht Isabela Albrecht ... Frau Wagner
Brane Grubar Brane Grubar ... Provoker (as Brane Gruber)
Ivo Ban Ivo Ban ... Baumann
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The city of Maribor before the Second World War, and Maribor after its liberation is marked by the period in which the film Cafe Astoria is set. With a gentle melancholy and a slight irony, the film relates to the lives of a middle-class family: the café owner, his wife and their son. Through their individual destinies we become acquainted with the social and historical background of a by-gone era; the social and national differences of prewar Maribor, divisions among the wealthy and poor, nationally minded Slovenes and fanatic Germanophiles. The first year after the war introduced the absurd characteristic cruel measures of the so-called revolutionary social transformations in which calamity and coincidence intervene, resulting in events of comic nature as seen from safe distance of fifty years.

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Drama about a cafe-owner's family in war.

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Yugoslavia

Language:

Slovenian

Release Date:

10 March 1989 (Yugoslavia) See more »

Also Known As:

Cafe Astoria See more »

Filming Locations:

Maribor, Slovenia

Company Credits

Production Co:

Viba Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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