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Life Is a Miracle (2004)

Zivot je cudo (original title)
What could be better for the village than a scenic railway to bring in the tourists? What could be worse for tourism than war? Luka builds the railway and shuts his eyes to war. Then Luka's wife runs off with a musician and his son is called up to the army. Luka's life is a war zone. Then he meets Sabaha..

Director:

Emir Kusturica

Writers:

Ranko Bozic (scenario and dialogue), Emir Kusturica (scenario and dialogue)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Slavko Stimac ... Luka
Natasa Tapuskovic Natasa Tapuskovic ... Sabaha (as Natasa Solak)
Vesna Trivalic Vesna Trivalic ... Jadranka
Vuk Kostic Vuk Kostic ... Milos
Aleksandar Bercek ... Veljo
Stribor Kusturica Stribor Kusturica ... Captain Aleksic
Nikola Kojo ... Filipovic
Mirjana Karanovic ... Nada
Branislav Lalevic Branislav Lalevic ... President
Davor Janjic Davor Janjic ... Tomo
Adnan Omerovic Adnan Omerovic ... Eso
Obrad Djurovic Obrad Djurovic ... Vujan
Nele Karajlic Nele Karajlic ... Cymbal Player (as Dr. Nelle Karajlic)
Dana Todorovic Dana Todorovic ... SF TV Reporter (as Danica Todorovic)
Vanessa Glodjo Vanessa Glodjo ... Nurse 1 (as Vanesa Glodjo)
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What could be better for the village than a scenic railway to bring in the tourists? What could be worse for tourism than war? Luka builds the railway and shuts his eyes to war. Then Luka's wife runs off with a musician and his son is called up to the army. Luka's life is a war zone. Then he meets Sabaha.. Written by Aline

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Trivia

The BBFC originally requested cuts to a scene where a cat attacks a live pigeon. The cut was waived before release after director Emir Kusturica provided the censors with evidence that the scene was faked and the bird was not hurt. See more »

Goofs

The movie was shot along a narrow gauge railway but Mayor Radovan arrives to the village on a normal gauge railcar. (00:07:38-00:09:33) See more »

Quotes

Luka: You are starting to burrow into my heart.
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Connections

Spoofed in We Are Not Angels 2 (2005) See more »

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It's a great movie
24 May 2005 | by alex_kipianiSee all my reviews

It's a best movie I have seen during the last few years. After the film I had feeling that Hollywood is just a factory producing cheep colored jewelry. The film is a drama with happy end. In this movie you can find real feelings, real values. There is described the philosophy of war, how stupid and silly it can be. Kusturica's humor is sharp and true. The most funny for me in this film was a place with international "peacekeeping" organizations , there "role" in solving of conflicts, "saving" people. In fact the author shows how useless and inadequate are those organizations in such cases. Kusturica is a great as usual and the soundtrack like in all his films too.


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Language:

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Release Date:

14 May 2004 (France) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,363,574
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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