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Monument to Michael Jackson (2014)

Spomenik Majklu Dzeksonu (original title)
A local barber in a small Serbian village comes up with an idea to erect a monument to Michael Jackson to attract tourists from around the world. Some locals like the idea others do not. And then we take a special Balkan ride.

Director:

Darko Lungulov

Writer:

Darko Lungulov
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Boris Milivojevic ... Marko
Branislav Trifunovic ... Dragan
Toni Mihajlovski ... Doki
Natasa Tapuskovic Natasa Tapuskovic ... Ljubinka
Dragan Bjelogrlic ... Dusan
Srdjan Miletic Srdjan Miletic ... Radio spiker & Tajkun Djordje
Ljubomir Bandovic Ljubomir Bandovic ... Pop
Snezana Divac Snezana Divac ... Sekretarica Slavka (as Ana Divac)
Velja Pavlovic Velja Pavlovic ... Mestanin
Zivorad Todorovic Zivorad Todorovic ... Penzioner iz kladionice I
Dragan Nikolic Dragan Nikolic ... Penzioner iz kladionice II
Boban Lazikic Boban Lazikic ... Penzioner iz kladionice III
Emilija Terzic Emilija Terzic ... Jelena
Miguel Concha Miguel Concha ... Imitator Majkla Dzeksona (fotografije)
Tobias Müller Tobias Müller ... Dokumentarista Florian
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Storyline

In a dying town in Serbia daydreamer Marko is on the verge of divorce from the love of his life, Ljubinka. When an old communist-era monument is removed from the Main Square, he comes up with the idea to build a monument to Michael Jackson in order to save his town and seduce his wife again. But the town's mayor has his own plans.

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It takes a hero to build a monument

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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

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Language:

Serbian

Release Date:

29 October 2014 (Serbia) See more »

Also Known As:

Monument to Michael Jackson See more »

Filming Locations:

Uzice, Serbia See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,997
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Soundtracks

Stani srce
Written by 'Misa Mijatovic', 'Radmila Babic'
Performed by 'Vesna Dokovic'
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Touching, Hilarious and Quietly Brilliant
4 July 2015 | by bojanasandicSee all my reviews

A touching and darkly hilarious film that captures the current zeitgeist in the Balkans and elevates it to the universal. The story is a hero's journey of director Darko Lungulov's protagonist, an unconventional hero that connects strongly with the audience in a story that is further brought to life with strong acting from its lead and the supporting cast, an attention to detail in the story, and a great (and very Yugonostalgic) soundtrack.

The substantial crowd at its Newport Beach Film Festival screening had a very strong positive reaction and the film stimulated a lot of discussion for the evening. A truly wonderful work you can't help but love, from a filmmaker whose next projects you'll want to look out for.


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