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Frozen Stiff (2002)

Mrtav 'ladan (original title)
Two brothers, Lemi and Kiza, having spent all their money, try to relocate their dead grandfather from Belgrade to Vrsac at the lowest cost, but he goes missing along the way.

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Milorad Milinkovic (as Milan Milinkovic)
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Nikola Djuricko ... Limeni
Sonja Kolacaric Sonja Kolacaric ... Maja
Tara Manic Tara Manic ... Ana
Srdjan 'Zika' Todorovic ... Kiza (as Srdjan Todorovic)
Nenad Jezdic Nenad Jezdic ... Lemi
Slobodan 'Boda' Ninkovic Slobodan 'Boda' Ninkovic ... Mica 'Shaft' (as Slobodan Ninkovic)
Nikola Pejakovic Nikola Pejakovic ... Kole 'Kok Nikol'
Milorad Mandic-Manda Milorad Mandic-Manda ... Radovan (as Milorad Mandic)
Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic ... Stanislav
Olivera Markovic Olivera Markovic ... Baba u vozu
Milica Mihajlovic Milica Mihajlovic ... Narkomanka
Branislav Zeremski Branislav Zeremski ... Djura
Miodrag 'Miki' Krstovic Miodrag 'Miki' Krstovic ... Otac (as Miki Krstovic)
Radmila Zivkovic Radmila Zivkovic ... Majka
Mihajlo Jovanovic ... Mladic u vozu
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Lemi and Kiza are two brothers who have to bring their dead grandfather from Belgrade to Vrsac, and having spent all their money, they decide to smuggle the body by train. They dress the grandfather and put the body on the train and tell everyone that he is sleeping. After Lemi and Kiza go to drink in the dining car, a drug dealer Limeni fearing police, inserts a drug package in the grandfather's pocket. The train suddenly brakes and a case falls directly on grandfather's head. Other passengers, thinking that it killed him, frenetically throw his body out of the window, under the pretext that the grandfather got up and walked out. Then a search for the grandfather's body starts, but it will not be easy. Written by Nikola Popovic

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Comedy | Drama

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Could have been better
5 December 2002 | by dima-12See all my reviews

MRTAV ` LADAN is the directing debut of Milorad Milinkovic Debeli, famous music clip and theatre director who is very well known for his New Wave antics in Serbian rock`n`roll. This time round he finally debuts on the big screen in Serbian adaptation of Hitchcock`s TROBLE WITH HARRY and the WEEKEND AT BERNIE`S franchise. Debeli is talented and old enough to keep overwhelming actors at bay even though most of the laughs are sniffed out of curses. And foul mouth isn`t a reliable source of humor. Plotting is also a wee bit convulted since there are too many obstacles for main characters and not too many ways to solve these situations. This is why audience is forced to wait for the miscellaneous hijinks for the plot to move forward. Relying on luck makes characters look passive. Some situations are poorly staged but who are we to whine when MRTAV `LADAN is one of the rare Serbian movies shot on film stock, even though it`s 16mm. As it is, it is mildly enjoyable. One of the finest films in the season when we had only 3 barely watchable Serbian films. Yeah, right.


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Language:

Serbian

Release Date:

15 March 2002 (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) See more »

Also Known As:

Frozen Stiff See more »

Filming Locations:

Vrsac, Vojvodina, Serbia See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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