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Gravehopping (2005)

Odgrobadogroba (original title)
Pero is a professional funeral speaker in a small Slovenian town. His unique gift is to make every funeral that extra bit special. Pero just can't help turning his eulogies into witty ... See full summary »

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Jan Cvitkovic

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Jan Cvitkovic
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Credited cast:
Gregor Bakovic Gregor Bakovic ... Pero
Drago Milinovic Drago Milinovic ... Suki
Sonja Savic Sonja Savic ... Ida
Mojca Fatur Mojca Fatur ... Renata
Domen Remskar Domen Remskar ... Dzoni
Brane Grubar Brane Grubar ... Dedo (as Brane Gruber)
Natasa Matjasec Natasa Matjasec ... Vilma
Zoran Dzeverdanovic Zoran Dzeverdanovic ... Dzeger (Vilmin Moz)
Vlado Novák Vlado Novák ... Renatin oèe
Nada Znidarsiè Nada Znidarsiè ... Adrijana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ludvik Bagari Ludvik Bagari ... Bad guy 1
Demeter Bitenc Demeter Bitenc ... Starec
Natasa Burger ... Vdova
Oskar Cafnik Oskar Cafnik ... Dzoni's friend
Emil Cerar Emil Cerar ... Bad guy 3
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Pero is a professional funeral speaker in a small Slovenian town. His unique gift is to make every funeral that extra bit special. Pero just can't help turning his eulogies into witty personal confessions that bring the grieving crowd to tears for all the wrong reasons. Written by Anonymous

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Official submission of Slovenia the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 79th Academy Awards in 2007. See more »

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Fantastically Funny, Yet Beautifully Dark!!!
17 May 2008 | by blrock2See all my reviews

Excellent movie about.. well.. uhm.. a guy who earns his living by doing funeral speeches, a suicidal and widowed father and a sister and her kid who really miss their man/father. And then there's another sister who's really quite a few fries short of a happy meal and a quiet but cheerful neighbor.

A typical tragic comedy, East-European style? Perhaps... but an endearing and surprisingly dark one too.

Plot-wise: wow.. it's a well balanced set of interacting stories, with intelligent and witty dialogues and scenes. It's also very brutal in its sadness, the final scene really took my breath away and I immediately checked the audience's reaction which was very similar.

Conclusion: A cynic would call this a cynical feel-good movie and I'd agree. I loved its ups and downs of happy and sad moments and characters. Very beautiful. A real Gem if you can find it!


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Country:

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Release Date:

19 October 2006 (Hungary) See more »

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