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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.

Director:

Klemen Dvornik

Writers:

Jasa Sketelj (screenwriter), Matjaz Sketelj (screenwriter) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Genres:

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Official Sites:

Official site [Slovenia]

Country:

Slovenia

Language:

Slovenian

Release Date:

30 September 2011 (Slovenia) See more »

Also Known As:

Bread and Circuses See more »

Filming Locations:

Ljubljana, Slovenia See more »

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Budget:

EUR340,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 solid 5
16 November 2012 | by edchin2006See all my reviews

The recreation of Yugoslavia of the seventies is quite convincing. I loved seeing the studio with the vintage TV cameras and monitors. (Where would anybody find props like that?) The attire was completely believable. It really felt as if the period sequences had been shot then and held in cold storage. The look and feel made me believe that was the way it was back then.

Perhaps, Slovenian/Balkan humour isn't quite the same as on this side of the Iron Curtain, and I don't know what life was like there during the Cold War, so I cannot fault the film for the lack of the touted humour. Funny, like Beauty, is often in the eye of the beholder.

All in all, if I did not not get a big dose Funny, I did get a dose of Life in the good old communist days.


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