Underground

I saw it after walking the red carpet on my first visit to the Cannes Film Festival, so maybe it has a special place in my heart, but it is an outstanding original work of genius, full of energy, bigger-than-life characters, and music.


Release Date
May 1995
Runtime
2 h 50 min
Genres
War, Comedy, Drama
Director
Emir Kusturica
Actors
Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Joković, Slavko Štimac, Ernst Stötzner, Srđan Todorović, Mirjana Karanović, Milena Pavlović, Danilo 'Bata' Stojković, Borivoje Todorović, Davor Dujmović, Nele Karajlić, Branislav Lečić, Dragan Nikolić, Erol Kadić, Predrag Zagorac, Hark Bohm, Petar Kralj, Branko Cvejić, Josif Tatić, Zdena Hurtocakova, Albena Stavreva, Tanja Kecman, Elizabeta Đorevska, Peter Mountain, Mirsad Tuka, Batica Nikalic, Desa Biogradlija, Zoran Miljković, Rick Dano, Radovan Markovic, Ljiljana Jovanović, Anja Popović
Overview
Black marketeers Marko (Miki Manojlovic) and Blacky (Lazar Ristovski) manufacture and sell weapons to the Communist resistance in WWII Belgrade, living the good life along the way. Marko's surreal duplicity propels him up the ranks of the Communist Party, and he eventually abandons Blacky and steals his girlfriend. After a lengthy stay in a below-ground shelter, the couple reemerges during the Yugoslavian Civil War of the 1990s as Marko realizes that the situation is ripe for exploitation.

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