UNDERGROUND
UNDERGROUND


SYNOPSIS
The story starts from an underground manufacture of weapons of Belgrade, during the world war 2, and evolves into fairly surreal situations. The black marketer who smuggles the weapons to partisans forgets to mention to the workers that the war is over, and they keep producing. 50 years later, they become suspicious, and break out of their underground "shelter" --- only to convince themselves that the guy was right: the war is still going on.

DIRECTOREmir Kusturica
YEAR1995
STATUScompleted
FESTIVALS AWARDSGolden palm Cannes 1995 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 1997 BSFC Award Best Foreign Language Film
PRODUCERSKarl Baumgartner (producer)
Pierre Spengler (executive producer)
Maska Catovic (co-producer)
CO PRODUCTION WITHCiby 2000
Pandora Film
Nova Film co-production
Komuna Film
PRODUCTION
SUPPORTED BYFilmförderung Hamburg
Eurimages
WORLD SALESTF1 International
GERMAN DISTRIBUTORPandora Film / Kinowelt
LENGTH169 min.
FORMATcolour
35mm 1:1.85
Dolby Stereo
SHOOTING LOCATIONBelgard (Yugoslavia) Ab Barrandov
Prague
Czech Republic (studio) Berlin
Germany Plovdiv
Bulgaria Prague
Czech Republic (Exteriors) Sofia
Bulgaria (River scenes)
ORIGINAL LANGUAGESerbo-Kroatian
CASTMiki Manojlovic
Lazar Ristovski
Mirjana Jokovic
Slavko Stimac
ernst Stötzner
Srdan Todorvic
Mirjana Karanovic
Milena Pavlovic
Bata Stojkovic
Bora Todorovic
Davor Dujmovic
Dr. Nele Karajlic
WRITERSDusan Kovacevic
Emir Kusturica
CASTINGZoran Andric, Slobodan Dedeic, Miroslav Mandic, Jirí Ostry, Alice Ronovska (assistant directors)
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHYVilko Filac
EDITINGBranka Ceperac
MUSICGoran Bregovic
SOUNDFroncois Groult (soundmixer)
Svetolik Zajc (sound editor)
Bruno Tarrière (sound mixer)
ART DIRECTIONMiljen Kljakovic "Kreka"
COSTUMESNebojsa Lipanovic
MAKE UP HAIRJosef Lojik (make-up)
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