Director: Emir Kusturica
The story of families who are hiding in underground chambers during the
Nazi occupation of Belgrade. With help of adventurous profiteer, they
are producing weapons for the resistance movement. This job continues
after the war because their "benefactor" gives them ficititious
reports on German victories in order to keep the underground production
working and his income well. He manages to convince his best friend
to stay down, to keep a girl they both love only for himself.
Twenty years passed, and during some underground wedding, some of them
find their way up. Although it is 1961. they believe that the Nazis
are still ruling, because they found themselves on movie shooting,
representing German occupation. A few of those patriots will find
themselves in Slavonia fights in 1991. among whom two ex-friends also.
Additional information: Producer: helped by - Film Fonds - Hamburg, Eurimages Fund of Council
of Europe, RTV Belgrade.
Executive producer: Komuna - Belgrade.
Producer: Ciby 2000, Pariz,
Pandora film, Frankfurt,
Novo film, Budimpesta,
Writer: Dusan Kovacevic
Music: Goran Bregovic
Cinematographer: Vilko Filac
Production design: Miljen Kljakovic (Kreka)
Costume design: Nebojsa Lipanovic
Country of origin: Srbija
Film editing: Branka Ceperac
Duration: 192 minutes