Underground DVD

aka Il Etait Une Fois Un Pays, Emir Kusturica, 1995


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Film Details

Directed by Emir Kusturica

Produced in 1995

Main Language - Serbian with English subtitles

Countries & Regions - European Film, Eastern European Film


Ernst Stotzner, Lazar Ristovski, Miki Manojlovic, Mirjana Jokovic, Mirjana Karanovic, Slavko Stimac

Film Description

Emir Kusturica co-writes and directs this Serbian comedy drama. The film begins in Belgrade in 1944 and follows two likeable crooks, manipulative Marko (Miki Manojlovic) and loveable Blacky (Lazar Ristovski), as they are forced to take shelter when the Nazi's bombs begin to fall on their city. After the Germans move in to occupy Yugoslavia, Marko and Blacky begin supporting Partisan fighters by smuggling them weapons. Years later, when the war finally ends, Marko, who has now risen up the ranks of the country's communist country, manages to trick the sheltering townsfolk into believing that the fighting above them is still going on while they make more weapons for him to sell.

DVD Details

Certificate: 15

Publisher: BFI

Length: 161 mins

Format: DVD Colour

Region: 2

Release Date: 18th January 2016

Cat No: BFIV2074

Subtitles: English

DVD Extras

  • 3 discs
  • Documentaries: 'Once Upon a Time There Was One Country' (1995), 'Shooting Days' (1996)
  • Booklet

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