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Bread and Circuses (2011)

Kruha in iger (original title)
Bread and Circuses is a comedy with a sent of nostalgia about socialistic Yugoslavia's last breaths looking forward into brighter future days than they appear to be at the moment.


Klemen Dvornik


Jasa Sketelj (screenwriter), Matjaz Sketelj (screenwriter) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonas Znidarsic Jonas Znidarsic ... Jos Bauer
Peter Musevski Peter Musevski ... Josip Novak
Sasa Pavcek Sasa Pavcek ... Jelka Novak
Jurij Drevensek Jurij Drevensek ... Simon Novak
Tjasa Hrovat Tjasa Hrovat ... Mojca Novak
Zvezdana Mlakar Zvezdana Mlakar ... Brigita Bauer
Igor Zuzek Igor Zuzek ... Marjan
Janez Skof Janez Skof ... Tomo
Uros Fürst Uros Fürst ... Boris (as Uros Furst)
Vladimir Vlaskalic Vladimir Vlaskalic ... Zvezdan Klavora
Grega Zorc Grega Zorc ... Jure
Gasper Tic Gasper Tic ... Petelin
Nika Rozman Nika Rozman ... Lena
Barbara Zemljic ... Damjana
Miha Nemec Miha Nemec ... Izet Beslagic


Family Novak from a small town Velenje is drawn by lot to participate in a TV family quiz. The mother and the daughter are thrilled about appearing on TV, whereas the father and the son do not like the idea that much, especially because the show will take place during the carnival. On their way to the TV show the family gets into a misunderstanding with the police, at the TV station they get confused by a group of dressed up cocks, and things get truly interesting when the family gets to know the quiz moderator Jos Bauer better. Everything about the TV station seems quite different from up close and the family members' values are turned upside down. Written by Official

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Did You Know?


In the office of Jos Bauer hangs a poster of Blade Runner (1982) which is one of Jonas Znidarsic's favorite movies. See more »


At the beginning, when Mojca tells them they will be on TV, in one angle she is leaned over sofa, from different angle she stands straight with different hand position. See more »

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A movie that will knock your socks out
18 May 2013 | by msloverpowerSee all my reviews

In the time of world's economical crisis, or at least economical crisis in Europe, this movie is spot on, because the movie starts with "...in 1987", the time when the revolution started in the Balcan's. No matter the length of the movie, it's full of high-intelligent humor and it keeps you interested until the end. Since it's so obvious in many areas of life in the Balcan (even if it's based in Slovenia, which is in the EU now), it might turn you off simply JUST because you're not willing to accept the facts - it's like a dejavu, a mirror from the past. IT'S A FACT THAT IT GOT A LOT OF AWARDS: People's choice for best new movie award on FSF (Festival of Slovenian Film), Sasa Pavcek got Best supporting female actress award on FSF, Jonas Znidarsic got Best supporting actor award on FSF (let me remind you there's a cast of 27 mentioned actors, which is probably the reason why Sasa and Jonas didn't get best actor awards, but got best supporting awards), Katja Hrobat got Best costume design award on FSF, the movie Kruha in iger got Best picture award on FSF and the movie Kruha in iger got Viktor award (aka Slovenian Oscars) for best TV movie. Hands down, this movie is more than worth watching.

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Release Date:

30 September 2011 (Slovenia) See more »

Also Known As:

Bread and Circuses See more »

Filming Locations:

Ljubljana, Slovenia See more »


Box Office


EUR340,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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