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Life Is a Miracle ()

Zivot je cudo (original title)
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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... See more »

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Luka
Natasa Tapuskovic ...
Sabaha (as Natasa Solak)
Vesna Trivalic ...
Jadranka
Vuk Kostic ...
Milos
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Veljo
Stribor Kusturica ...
Captain Aleksic
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Filipovic
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Nada
Branislav Lalevic ...
President
Davor Janjic ...
Tomo
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Eso
Obrad Djurovic ...
Vujan
Nele Karajlic ...
Cymbal Player (as Dr. Nelle Karajlic)
Dana Todorovic ...
SF TV Reporter (as Danica Todorovic)
Vanessa Glodjo ...
Nurse 1 (as Vanesa Glodjo)
Josif Tatic ...
Doctor 1
Dragan Zurovac ...
Football Manager
Dejan Sparavalo ...
Orchestra Conductor
Dragan Krtolina ...
Djani Rebus
Josep Weber ...
Military Instructor
Milan Janjusevic ...
Soldier
Vladan Milojevic ...
Captain Aleksic's Orderly
Marko Jeremic ...
Petkovic
Bojan Krstovic ...
Bosnian Sniper 1
Zoran Jovanovic ...
Bosnian Sniper 2
Zorica Jovanovic ...
Nurse 2
Branko Ristanovic ...
Doctor 2
Lidija Stankov ...
Dobrila
Aco Sisic ...
Violon Player
Bora Dimic ...
Accordion Player
Petar Samardzija ...
Agresivni vojnik

Directed by

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Emir Kusturica

Written by

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Ranko Bozic ... (scenario and dialogue) &
Emir Kusturica ... (scenario and dialogue)

Produced by

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Farid Chaouche ... line producer
Pierre Edelman ... executive producer
Christine Gozlan ... executive producer
Emir Kusturica ... producer
Maja Kusturica ... producer
Marie-Christine Malbert ... associate producer
Alain Sarde ... producer

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Emir Kusturica
Dejan Sparavalo

Cinematography by

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Michel Amathieu ... director of photography

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Svetolik Zajc ... (as Svetolik Mika Zajc)

Editorial Department

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Branislav Krstic ... assistant editor
Yvan Lucas ... color timer
Gordana Othnin-Girard ... assistant editor

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Slobodan Dedeic ... (as Boban Dedeic)

Production Design by

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Milenko Jeremic

Art Direction by

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Radoslav Mihajlovic

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Zora Mojsilovic ... (as Zora Popovic)

Makeup Department

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Halid Redzebasic ... sfx makeup artist
Marinela Spasenovic ... makeup designer

Production Management

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Christophe Guillerault ... assistant production manager
Dragan Jovanovic ... unit manager
Françoise Piraud ... post-production supervisor
Olivera Varagic ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Zoran Andric ... first assistant director
Slobodan Dedeic ... assistant director
Vasilije Nikitovic ... second unit director
Aleksandra Por ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Gligorije Cicanov ... painter
Vladan G. Jankovic ... property master (as Vlada Jankovic)
Radovan Markovic ... property master
Zivojin Savic ... property master

Sound Department

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Miroslav Babic ... sound
Yannick Boulot ... sound recordist
Pascal Chauvin ... foley artist
Mathieu Cox ... re-recording mixer
Eric Grattepain ... assistant foley artist
Vladan Korac ... playback recordist
Vincent Laurence ... sound recordist
Dejan Pekovic ... boom operator
Aleksandar Protic ... sound editor
Nenad Sciban ... adr recordist / wildsound recordist
Bruno Tarrière ... foley engineer / re-recording mixer
Jérôme Thiault ... sound recordist

Special Effects by

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Kemal Maracic ... special effects technician

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Claire Cuinier ... digital compositor
Frederic Moreau ... visual effects producer

Stunts

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Rémi Canaple ... stunts wire effects / stunts
Patrick Cauderlier ... stunts wire effects
Branislav Fistric ... stunts
Milan Mitic ... stunt coordinator: horses / stunt double: Alexsandar Bercek

Camera and Electrical Department

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Miroslav Davidovic ... electrician
Milorad Glusica ... camera operator: second unit
Gez Josip ... focus puller
Safet Kutlovac ... key grip
Aleksandar Letic ... still photographer
Dusan Marinovic ... gaffer
Dalibor Pavlovic ... electrician
Petar Popovic ... camera operator
Miroslav Radojicic ... assistant camera
Spasoje Todorovic ... assistant camera: second unit
Dragoslav Vilotic ... focus puller: second unit

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Aleksandra Keskinov ... assistant costume designer
Irena Rajnvajn ... wardrobe
Mirko Sirkovic ... animal dresser

Music Department

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Emir Kusturica ... music supervisor
Valérie Lindon ... music supervisor
Dejan Pejovic ... music programmer / musician: keyboards / soundtrack recordist
Aleksandar Perisic ... music editor / music recordist

Transportation Department

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Ilija Svetac Nikolic ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Andjela Ilic ... script supervisor
Nathalie Radovic ... assistant to producer
Darija Stefanovic ... production coordinator

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Život je čudo (Serbia)
  • Gladno srce (Serbia)
  • Kad je zivot bio cudo (Serbia)
  • La vie est un miracle! (France)
  • La vita è un miracolo (Italy)
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Runtime
  • 155 min
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Budget $8,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia When the tunnel is blasted, the bazooka operator sings a medley of songs by The Doors, in particular "Touch Me" and "The End". 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Maradona by Kusturica (2008). See more »

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