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Underground

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Film of the Alternative cinema: Authors' Collections series

France / Federal Republic of Yugoslavia / Germany / Hungary — 1995

Director: Emir Kusturica

Cast: Miki Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Jokovic, Slavko Stimac, Ernst Stötzner, Srdjan Todorovic, Mirjana Karanovic, Milena Pavlovic, Bata Stojkovic, Bora Todorovic

The story starts from an underground manufacture of weapons of Belgrade, during the WWII, and evolves into fairly surreal situations. The black marketeer 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.

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