Emir Kusturica

  • Emir Kusturica – Bife ‘Titanik’ (1980)

    Emir Kusturica1971-1980DramaTVYugoslavia

    Film description from kustu.net:
    Titanic has almost nothing to do with the steamer of the same name. Based on a short story of Ivo Andrić, famous Yugoslav Nobel Prize, this film is set in Sarajevo. But the catastrophe is nevertheless coming. Often badly translated under the title of Buffet Titanic, it is in fact the Titanic Bar, the name of the bar of jewish Mento Papo, character physically and psychologically marked by its doubts and its defects : its establishment is hiding a prohibited back gaming room, he is rather easy on drinking, he does not cease quarreling with his concubine, he is scorned by the Jews of Sarajevo, etc. The story is set during the Second World War, and when the news of the war arrive in Bosnia, Mento Papo is not ready.Read More »

  • Emir Kusturica – Bila jednom jedna zemlja AKA Underground [TV series] (1995)

    1991-2000DramaEmir KusturicaFantasyYugoslavia

    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.Read More »

  • Emir Kusturica – Arizona Dream (1993)

    1991-2000ArthouseDramaEmir KusturicaUSA

    An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film, in real and imaginary form. Meanwhile, Axel tags fish in New York as a naturalist’s gofer. He’s happy there, but a messenger arrives to bring him to Arizona for his uncle’s wedding. It’s a ruse to get Axel into the family business. In Arizona, Axel meets two odd women: vivacious, needy, and plagued by neuroses and familial discord. He gets romantically involved with one, while the other, rich but depressed, plays accordion tunes to a gaggle of pet turtles.Read More »

  • Emir Kusturica – Sjecas Li Se, Dolly Bell ? aka Do you remember, Dolly Bell ? (1981)

    1981-1990ComedyDramaEmir KusturicaYugoslavia

    SYNOPSIS: (from the Artificial Eye release)
    As Hollywood movies begin to find their way into the country, sixteen year-old Dino becomes seduced by the glamour of the gangster films that flash before his eyes at the local cinema. Determining to follow a life of crime himself, Dino falls in with a band of petty crooks until a liaison with local prostitute Dolly Bell turns his world upside down in a way not even the movies could have prepared him for.Read More »

  • Emir Kusturica – Dom za vesanje AKA Time of the Gypsies (1988)

    1981-1990DramaEmir KusturicaFantasyYugoslavia


    In this luminous tale set in the area around Sarajevo and in Italy, Perhan, an engaging young Romany (gypsy) with telekinetic powers, is seduced by the quick-cash world of petty crime, which threatens to destroy him and those he loves.Read More »

  • Emir Kusturica – On the Milky Road (2016)

    2011-2020ArthouseEmir KusturicaFantasySerbia


    Spring in wartime. Each day a milkman crosses the frontline on a donkey, dodging bullets to bring his precious wares to the soldiers. Blessed with good fortune on his mission, loved by a beautiful villager, a peaceful future seems to await him… until the arrival of a mysterious Italian woman turns his life upside down. Thus begins a story of passionate, forbidden love that will plunge them both into a series of fantastic and dangerous adventures. They have been joined by fate, and nothing and no one seems able to stop them… Two-times Palme D’Or winner Emir Kusturica directs and stars in this story of love and war, rich in emotion, comedy and adventure.Read More »

  • Emir Kusturica – Crna macka, beli macor AKA Black Cat, White Cat (1998)

    1991-2000ComedyCultEmir KusturicaSerbia



    Bosnian-born filmmaker Emir Kusturica made this farce, set in a Gypsy settlement along the banks of the Danube, where three generations of characters burst forth in manic and frenetic displays of charm, confusion, and chaos.

    Garbage dump godfather Grga Pitic (Sabri Sulejman) and cement czar Zarije Destanov (Zabit Memedov), both in their 80s, remain friends even though they haven’t seen each other in 25 years. Zarije’s son Matko Destanov (Bajram Severdzan) goes to Grga for a loan. Matko is double-crossed by his partner, gypsy gangster Dadan Karambolo (Srdan Todorovic), who demands that Matko’s son, Zare Destanov (Florijan Ajdini), marry Dadan’s small sister, Afrodita (Salija Ibraimova).Read More »

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