UndergroundJune 20, 1997
The story follows an underground weapons manufacturer in Belgrade during WWII and evolves into fairly surreal situations…
Release Year: 1995
Rating: 8.1/10 (20,076 voted)
Stars: Miki Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Jokovic
The story follows an underground weapons manufacturer in Belgrade during WWII and evolves into fairly surreal situations. A black marketeer who smuggles the weapons to partisans doesn't mention to the workers that the war is over, and they keep producing. Years later, they break out of their underground "shelter" — only to convince themselves that the war is still going on.
Writers: Dusan Kovacevic, Emir Kusturica
Actor playing Marko
Actor playing Blacky
Actress playing Natalija
Actor playing Franz
Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic
(as Bata Stojkovic)
Dr. Nele Karajlic
Release Date: 20 June 1997
Filming Locations: AB Barrandov Studios, Prague, Czech Republic
Did You Know?
Emir Kusturica threatened to quit film-making when Serbian critics denounced his epic work as propaganda promoting a united Yugoslavia.
A war is no war until the brother kills his brother.
Brilliant Cracking Thriller!!……
Those who have seen "Underground" have probably noticed that we are not
watching one film but a collection of at least 10 films in one single
I watched with great enthusiasm the work of Kusturica after
"Underground" in films like "Arizona Dream" or "Black Cat White Cat"
films which prove to be more elaborate and "smoother" in terms of
direction (brilliant works as well!!) but none of these films could
ever equal the "nerve" and strength of a very young Kusturica at his
best! One could see the passion and boldness that is at stake in this
motion picture. It's as if he gambled his own life doing "Underground"
How else can you describe this work of art if not a mixture of devilish
and holy images that take the shape of a flawless piece of
The actors speak, dance and create (more than interpret) with a vigor
rarely found outside the Balkan Circle!
In terms of theatrical aesthetics the film incorporates Stanislavski(
realism at its best), Brecht (at certain points the actors step out of
their roles and mock at themselves) and Artaud (they are flames more
Needless to say more!
Shocking, raw, heart-breaking!!
One of the most beautiful I have ever seen! 10/10