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Underground (1995)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 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 ... 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

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Taglines:

Let the wild life of politics begin.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The shooting of the film began in fall 1993 and lasted off-and-on until early spring 1995. 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 Blast from the Past (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Underground Tango
Written and performed by Goran Bregovic
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User Reviews

 
An ABSOLUTELY Brilliant Film...
8 March 2002 | by A Scanner DarklySee all my reviews

Underground is without a doubt, one of the very finest movies to emerge from Europe. After seeing Underground, one realizes that one has just witnessed cinema at one of it's highest levels. This movie is what "The Tin Drum" was supposed to be, and so much more. Absolutely Brilliant on all levels.


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Language:

Serbian | German | French | English | Russian

Release Date:

20 June 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Serbia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$171,082

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$171,082
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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