Подземље / Podzemlje
1995, Emir Kusturica, France/Serbia, 170 min. With Miki Manojlović, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Joković.
- Sat, Feb 3rd 2:30pm
- Mon, Feb 5th 6:30pm
- Wed, Feb 7th 6:30pm
“Mad, passionate, mordant…Delirious in its excess, but never less than ferociously intelligent and operatically emotional, UNDERGROUND represents one of those rare, exhilarating moments when an outsize artistic vision is fueled by an apparently unlimited budget. Not to be missed.“ — Dave Kehr, New York Daily News
“Deliriously metaphorical, emotionally gut-wrenching and devastatingly funny…Kusturica’s tragic-farce may be the most important film of the last 25 years, a sweltering, morally inquisitive work of political narrative fiction.” — Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
Winner of the Cannes Palme d'Or, Kusturica’s flamboyant, frenetic masterpiece is the national epic of a non-existent nation, tracing the inglorious history of Yugoslavia through the comic adventures of two boozing, brawling buddies, the naïve Blacky and the opportunistic Marko. Fighting the Nazis while filling their pockets, they go underground into a vast cellar packed with refugees whom Marko exploits to manufacture contraband. During the Cold War, Marko keeps Blacky and the rest slaving away in the cellar, duped into believing that World War II has never ended — an audacious metaphor for the isolation and stagnancy of Tito's Yugoslavia. After a final showdown amid the carnage of Bosnia, UNDERGROUND moves underwater, emerging into a heartbreakingly idyllic dream world which is all that remains of Yugoslavia. In Serbian with English subtitles. New 2K DCP digital restoration. (MR)