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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 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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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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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 typical Slovenian family attends a TV quiz.
23 August 2012 | by vito-didaSee all my reviews

''Kruha in iger''(Bread and Circuses) is a movie from 2011, while the story is going on in 1987. Jonas Žnidaršič was the most famous actor in the movie, accept him and Janez Škof others aren't the type of actors people were looking forward to see in this movie. It is a typical Slovenian film such as the last name of the lead protagonists, family Novak. They drive to Ljubljana, so they can compete in a TV quiz, which is very similar to ''The Wheel of Fortune''. The 80's nostalgia from Yugoslavia is also involved in the movie. This was Klemen Dvornik's first motion picture; his other notable work is a Slovenian internet series ''Prepisani''(Rewritten). I still wonder about a choice of the movie's title, since the story itself didn't 'deliver' bread neither circuses. I give this movie a rating 4 of 10, since it didn't had as much 'funny' jokes as I thought it would. To end my review, I have to say I give this movie a 'thumbs down'.


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Country:

Slovenia

Language:

Slovenian

Release Date:

30 September 2011 (Slovenia) See more »

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Ljubljana, Slovenia See more »

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EUR340,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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