Facts and Figures

Run time: 167 mins

In Theaters: Friday 20th June 1997

Budget: $14M

Production compaines: Komuna, Barrandov Studios


Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Fresh: 24 Rotten: 6

IMDB: 8.2 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: Predrag Miki Manojlović as Marko Dren, as Petar "Blacky" Popara, as Natalija Zovkov, as Ivan Dren, Srđan Todorović as Jovan Popara, Mirjana Karanović as Vera, Danilo 'Bata' Stojković as Grandfather, Borivoje Todorović as Golub, Davor Dujmović as Bata

Underground Review

Emir Kusturica evokes Fellini and Jeunet in his epic Underground, which (in a greatly simplified nutshell) tells the story of a group of Yugoslavian weapons manufacturers who hide in a bomb cellar during World War II, only to come up decades later to find Yugoslavia in an entirely new situation (that of the 1990s). Kusturica creates memorable characters and puts them in increasingly surreal scenarios, but he's awfully long-winded in the storytelling. Trim an hour off this beast and you've got a masterpiece.