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Underground

Original title
Underground
Year
Running time
165 min.
Country
Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
Director
Screenwriter
Dusan Kovacevic, Emir Kusturica
Music
Goran Bregovic
Cinematography
Vilko Filac
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Yugoslavia-France-Germany;
Genre
Comedy. Drama | II World War. 1960s. Balkan Wars. Family Relationships. Film In Film. Magic Realism. Comedy-Drama. Black Comedy. Satire
Synopsis / Plot
'Underground' takes a look at the modern history of Yugoslavia through the often absurd misadventures of two friends over several decades. The film begins in Belgrade in 1941, establishing the friendship between the gregarious Blacky and the more intellectual Marko during a drunken, late-night musical procession that establishes the riotous tone to follow. Fellow members of the Communist Party, the friends also share an involvement in shady business activities and an attraction for a beautiful actress. Soon, the chaos of World War II forces them to take refuge in an underground shelter with a variety of other townspeople.
Awards
1995: Cannes Film Festival: Palme d´Or (Golden Palm) - Best Film
1995: César Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
1997: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
1997: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated to Best Foreign Film
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