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Encyclopedia > When Father Was Away on Business
When Father Was Away on Business
Otac na službenom putu
Отац на службеном путу
Directed by Emir Kusturica
Produced by Mirza Pasic
Written by Abdulah Sidran
Starring Moreno D'E Bartolli
Miki Manojlović
Mirjana Karanović
Mustafa Nadarević
Mira Furlan
Davor Dujmović
Predrag Laković
Pavle Vujisić
Music by Zoran Simjanović
Cinematography Vilko Filac
Editing by Andrija Zafranovic
Distributed by  ???
Release date(s) Flag of the United States 11 October 1985
Running time 136 min.
Language Serbo-Croat
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When Father Was Away on Business (Serbian: Otac na službenom putu, Отац на службеном путу) is a 1985 Yugoslavian film by Serbian director Emir Kusturica. The screenplay was written by Abdulah Sidran. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Emir Kusturica (Serbian Cyrillic: Емир Кустурица; IPA: ) (born November 24, 1954) is a bosnian filmmaker born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (then FPR Yugoslavia). ... Abdulah Sidran, born September 9th 1944 in Sarajevo, now Bosnia and Herzegovina, also referred to as Avdo, Bosnian writer who writes screenplays and dramas. ... Predrag Miki Manojlović (Serbian Cyrillic: Предраг Манојловић) (b. ... Mirjana Karanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Мирјана Карановић) (born January 28, 1957 in Belgrade) is a Serbian actress known for many important roles in former Yugoslav films during the past quarter of a century. ... Mustafa Nadarević as Hamza in the 1997 Bosnian film SavrÅ¡eni krug (The Perfect Circle, Le cercle parfait) Mustafa Nadarević (born May 2, 1943 in Banja Luka) is an actor from Bosnia and Herzegovina who works primarily in Croatia. ... Mira Furlan (born 7 September 1955 in Zagreb) is a Croatian actress and singer currently residing in the United States. ... Perhan Davor Dujmović was a Yugoslavian Roma[citation needed] actor, born September 20, 1969 in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. ... Pavle Vujisić, also known by his nickname Paja (July 10th, 1926 - October 1st, 1988) is Serbian actor, known as one of the most recognisable faces of former Yugoslav cinema. ... Zoran Simjanovic, (composer), was born in Belgrade in May 1946. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Serbo-Croatian (srpskohrvatski or hrvatskosrpski) is a name for a language of the Western group of the South Slavic languages. ... ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Capital Belgrade Language(s) Serbo-Croatian, Slovenian, Macedonian, Albanian, Hungarian and languages of other nationalities. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Anthem Serbia() on the European continent() Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian 1 Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Croatian, Slovak, Romanian, Rusyn 2 Albanian 3 Government Semi-presidential republic  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Establishment  -  Formation 9th century   -  First unified state c. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Emir Kusturica (Serbian Cyrillic: Емир Кустурица; IPA: ) (born November 24, 1954) is a bosnian filmmaker born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (then FPR Yugoslavia). ... Sample from a screenplay, showing dialogue and action descriptions. ... Abdulah Sidran, born September 9th 1944 in Sarajevo, now Bosnia and Herzegovina, also referred to as Avdo, Bosnian writer who writes screenplays and dramas. ...

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Synopsis

A neighbor sings Mexican songs because it's "safer" as the children climb trees and play around.


Set in post-World War II Bosnia during the Informbiro period, the film tells the story of a young boy whose father (played by Miki Manojlović) has been suspected of working for Cominform and sent to a labor camp after a careless remark about a political newspaper cartoon. The story is from the perspective of the boy, Malik, who is led to believe that his father is on a business trip. Malik is a chronic sleepwalker. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Motto None Anthem Intermeco Bosnia and Herzegovina() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Sarajevo Official languages Bosnian Croatian Serbian Government Parliamentary democracy  -  Presidency members Željko KomÅ¡ić1 NebojÅ¡a Radmanović2 Haris Silajdžić3  -  Chairman of the Council of Ministers Nikola Å pirić  -  High Representative 4 Independence... It has been suggested that Tito-Stalin Split be merged into this article or section. ... Predrag Miki Manojlović (Serbian Cyrillic: Предраг Манојловић) (b. ... The Cominform (from Communist Information Bureau) is the common name for what was officially referred to as the Information Bureau of the Communist and Workers Parties. It was the first official forum of the international communist movement since the dissolution of the Comintern, and confirmed the new realities after World... Perspective in theory of cognition is the choice of a context or a reference (or the result of this choice) from which to sense, categorize, measure or codify experience, cohesively forming a coherent belief, typically for comparing with another. ...


After a while, Mesa's wife and children rejoin him in Zvornik, where Malik meets Masa, the daughter of a Jewish doctor. He falls in love with her, last sees her when the ambulance takes her away.


At the wedding of his uncle, Malik witnesses his father's affair with the pilotess, who afterwards tries to kill herself with the toilet's flush cord. Sena reconciles with her brother, who's been diagnosed with diabetes.


Cast

  • Moreno De Bartolli as Malik
  • Predrag Miki Manojlović as Mesha
  • Mirjana Karanović as Senija
  • Mira Furlan as Ankica
  • Mustafa Nadarević as Zijo
  • Predrag Laković as Franjo
  • Pavle Vujisić as Muzafer
  • Slobodan Aligrudić as Cekic

Predrag Miki Manojlović (Serbian Cyrillic: Предраг Манојловић) (b. ... Mirjana Karanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Мирјана Карановић) (born January 28, 1957 in Belgrade) is a Serbian actress known for many important roles in former Yugoslav films during the past quarter of a century. ... Mira Furlan (born 7 September 1955 in Zagreb) is a Croatian actress and singer currently residing in the United States. ... Mustafa Nadarević as Hamza in the 1997 Bosnian film Savršeni krug (The Perfect Circle, Le cercle parfait) Mustafa Nadarević (born May 2, 1943 in Banja Luka) is an actor from Bosnia and Herzegovina who works primarily in Croatia. ... Pavle Vujisić, also known by his nickname Paja (July 10th, 1926 - October 1st, 1988) is Serbian actor, known as one of the most recognisable faces of former Yugoslav cinema. ... Slobodan Aligrudić (b. ...

Awards

The film took home two awards from the Cannes Film Festival in 1985 including the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) and the FIPRESCI Prize, while also being nominated for the 1985 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Cannes Film Festival logo. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Palme dOr The Palme dOr (Golden Palm) is the highest prize given to a film at the Cannes Film Festival. ... FIPRESCI (short for Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique), in English known as International Federation of Film Critics, comprised of the national organizations of professional film critics and film journalists from around the world for the promotion and development of film culture and for the safeguarding of... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... The Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Foreign Language Film is a yearly US award for the best film in a language other than English, released in the period October - September in the country of origin. ...


See also

Cinema of Yugoslavia This is a chronological list of films produced in Yugoslavia. ...

External links

Preceded by
Paris, Texas
Palme d'Or
1985
Succeeded by
The Mission
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When Father Was Away on Business - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (228 words)
When Father Was Away on Business (Otac na službenom putu), 1985 is a film by Serbian director Emir Kusturica.
Set in post-World War II Bosnia, during the Informbiro period, the film is a story of a young boy whose father (played by Predrag Miki Manojlović) has been suspected of working for Cominform and sent to a labor camp for a careless remark about a political newspaper cartoon.
The story is from the perspective of the boy, Malik, who is led to believe that his father is on a business trip.
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