The story AWAKENING FROM THE DEAD takes place at the beginning of the bombing, both in Belgrade and in one small town in Serbia, at the end of March 1999. Forty-year-old Mickey, an unaccomplished writer, a disillusioned assistant professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts, a discouraged democrat and a columnist, dismissed from a famous daily newspaper, emerges from his own grave and enters into his own life. Within 48 hours, he will try to achieve all those things he couldn’t while he was alive. At the same time, post-mortem, he will try to save the dignity of his own community and his tribe, not taking too much care of himself.
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Pad Italije / The Fall of Italy (1981) Lordan Zafranovic, Daniel Olbrychski, Ena Begovic, Gorica Popovic, Drama, History, Romance
A partisan commander had to shoot one of his comrades because he had neglected the struggle and turned to a life of lust and vice. When Italy capitulates in September of 1943 and the war seems over for many Partizans, the commander follows the very same path.
Cold War-era international intrigue, declassified top-secret documents, and a clandestine deal between John F. Kennedy and Yugoslavia’s president Josip Tito are just the tip of the iceberg in this absorbing directorial debut from filmmaker Žiga Virc. Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, Houston, We Have a Problem! explores the myth behind the origins of America’s race to be the first country to send a man to the moon, and a supposed multi-billion-dollar deal involving America’s purchase of Yugoslavia’s space program in the early 1960s.
After issued Chetniks and destruction to make an agreement between the Partisans and the Chetniks, a partisan unit angry about betrayal, deception is being broken. A one broken group of partisans unwittingly sabotage draws to the attention of the Chetniks, and the Italians who, instead-prepared attack on the headquarters of the Supreme People’s Liberation Struggle, entering into a bloody campaign against the wounded, hungry and poorly armed partisans hidden by the dugout. In that hell, everyone becomes a hunted beast, and the beast that persecuted. In the chaos of destruction, in the wilderness, in the midst of the rampage of death, gives birth to son wounded Partisans, a symbol of triumph of life.
Vecernja zvona / Evening Bells (1986) Lordan Zafranovic, Rade Serbedzija, Petar Bozovic, Miodrag Krivokapic, Drama
Underground (1995) Emir Kusturica, Predrag ‘Miki’ Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Jokovic, Comedy, Drama, War
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.
Virdzina / Virgina (1991) Srdjan Karanovic, Miodrag Krivokapic, Ina Gogálová, Slobodan Milovanovic, Drama
The story takes place in Yugoslavia at the end of the 19th century, in an isolated village near the Adriatic sea. Because of the extreme patriarchal culture there is a superstition that families without male heirs are cursed. When the wife of a farmer gives birth to their fourth daughter, father decides that the child will be brought up to become a so-called “Virgina” and that she will live as a man, so that she can work and be the family heir. This heartbreaking story of Virginas life is told with strong words, augmented with harsh inviroment.
Three young delinquents, two boys and a girl – go through their personal drama alongside wrongdoings they do. The local chief inspector gives his best to help them, besides the fact that he’s beholden to arrest them.
Tajvanska kanasta / Taiwan Canasta (1985) Goran Markovic, Boris Komnenic, Neda Arneric, Radko Polic, Comedy, Drama
Forty year old, unemployed architect is trying to find his way in a society’s cruel environment. In his mind, he still lives in 1968, when he was one of the protesters. The pinnacle comes when he meets a shady group of people involved in construction business.