Black marketeers Marko and Blacky 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.

  1. Emir Kusturica

    Director, Screenplay, Writer

  2. Dušan Kovačević

    Screenplay, Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. Miki Manojlović

    Miki Manojlović

    Marko Dren

  2. Lazar Ristovski

    Lazar Ristovski

    Petar "Blacky" Popara

  3. Mirjana Joković

    Mirjana Joković

    Natalija Zovkov

  4. Slavko Štimac

    Slavko Štimac

    Ivan Dren

  5. Ernst Stötzner

    Ernst Stötzner

    Franz / Actor playing Franz

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Original Title Podzemlje

Status Released

Release Information

  • October 25, 1995


Original Language Serbian

Runtime 2h 50m

Budget $14,000,000.00

Revenue -



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