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Underground (1995)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, War | 20 June 1997 (USA)
A group of serbian socialists prepares for the war in a surreal underground filled by parties, tragedies, love and hate.

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The story follows an underground weapons manufacturer in Belgrade during WWII and evolves into fairly surreal situations. A black marketeer who smuggles the weapons to partisans doesn't mention to the workers that the war is over, and they keep producing. Years later, they break out of their underground "shelter" --- only to convince themselves that the war is still going on. Written by Anonymous

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Let the wild life of politics begin.

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Podzemlje  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Director cameo Emir Kusturica as an arms dealer negotiating to acquire weapons from Marko ( Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic ) See more »

Quotes

Marko: We're all crazy, Natalija. We just haven't been diagnosed yet.
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Symphony Nº3 Organ
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Challenging, beautiful, ridiculous, funny, deeply profound and stoically alive.
13 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

Underground by Emir Kusturica is absolutely phenomenal. Blending 60 years of history, wars, politics, ideas, lies and tragedy into 170mins with, irony, vibrancy, music, life, poetry and beauty whilst still retaining a genuine optimism in the face of it all.

Effortlessly. An entertaining dark comedy that weaves how generations of people get screwed over by the corruption of their politicians and their own friends out for selfish gain. So much density of politics and history compressed into such a personal story expressed through actual war footage, real political figures, self reflexivity, theatricality, music and a totally relentless narrative that isn't afraid to switch up from comedy to tragedy from one scene to the next without pandering to formulaic structure in an effort to satisfy an audience.


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