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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.

Director:

Emir Kusturica

Writers:

Dusan Kovacevic (story), Emir Kusturica (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic ... Marko / Actor playing Marko (as Miki Manojlovic)
Lazar Ristovski ... Crni (Blacky) / Actor playing Blacky
Mirjana Jokovic ... Natalija / Actress playing Natalija
Slavko Stimac ... Ivan
Ernst Stötzner Ernst Stötzner ... Franz / Actor playing Franz
Srdjan 'Zika' Todorovic ... Jovan (as Srdjan Todorovic)
Mirjana Karanovic ... Vera
Milena Pavlovic Milena Pavlovic ... Jelena
Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic ... Deda (as Bata Stojkovic)
Bora Todorovic Bora Todorovic ... Golub
Davor Dujmovic Davor Dujmovic ... Bata
Nele Karajlic Nele Karajlic ... Falling Gypsy (as Dr. Nele Karajlic)
Branislav Lecic Branislav Lecic ... Mustafa
Dragan Nikolic ... Film Director
Erol Kadic Erol Kadic ... Janez
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Let the wild life of politics begin.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Language:

Serbian | German | French | English | Russian

Release Date:

20 June 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Podzemlje See more »

Filming Locations:

Serbia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$171,082
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Emir Kusturica's "Underground" main theme is very similar to P. K. Dick's novel "The penultimate truth", published in 1964: citizens living underground unaware that the war is over are exploited by others knowing the truth instead. See more »

Quotes

Marko: A war is no war until the brother kills his brother.
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Alternate Versions

There is a 300 minutes version of this film produced for television. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 7 Days in Havana (2012) See more »

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Wedding-Cocek
Written and performed by Goran Bregovic
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Amazing
27 February 2004 | by castmastrSee all my reviews

While attending college in Boston a Croatian friend of mine told me about this movie. I rented it a few days later, and let me say this is one of the greatest foreign films I have seen. While the historical and political substance of the film is largely missed by me, the story is strong enough that I connected emotionally with it. The humor of the film is very refreshing, being used to war films that are too heavy or dull to make me laugh. I recommend this film to anyone who appreciates a well told story. You will be rewarded with a beautiful picture.


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