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Underground

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A tragicomedy about love, friendship, betrayal, manipulation and lies. Deals with the conflicts of Yugoslav history of the past fifty years. The story starts from an underground manufacture of weapons of Belgrade, during WWII. The black marketeer who smuggles the weapons to partisans forgets to mention to the workers that the war is over, and they keep producing. 50 years later, they become suspicious, and break out of their underground "shelter"--Only to convince themselves that the guy was right: the war is still going on.
DVD
2003; 1995
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Chicken Elections

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"A film about contemporary social life in the rural Balkans. In this story, living in her remote village, an old Serbian peasant woman is trying to learn how to operate an used mobile phone which she got from her grand child, a local traffic policeman... Finally when she somehow learns how to use it, she dies... So, this story becomes the metaphor of dying province and the absurdity of the development in transition countries..."--from director's website.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Makeba: Model House

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A satirical quasi-documentary about the lack of proper housing afforded to the refugee Serbs from Croatia who are living in exile in Serbia. A woman's narrative is juxtaposed with scenes from the NATO bombing, visuals of dingy refugee camps, excerpts from state television broadcasts spewing propaganda and Slobodan Milosevic's voice saying: "All must be sacrificed for the people, except the people."
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Moja Domovina: Za Unutrašnju Upotrebu = My Country : For Internal Use Only

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A documentary about Serbia in the 1990's, a country destroyed by war, autocracy, corruption, ethno-nationalism and widespread poverty. Includes live footage of demonstrations and riots.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Casting: A South-East Europe Transition Film

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Two years after the initial optimism of 2000, the economic realities of a Serbia in transition have driven many people to flesh-trade jobs which run the gamut from sexy advertisements to pornography and prostitution.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
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Tito I Ja: Tito and Me

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Set in Belgrade in 1954, Tito and me is the story of 10-year-old Zoran, a quirky child who, to his parents' dismay, adores Yugoslavia's charismatic leader Marshall Tito more than he does his own family.
DVD
2001; 1992
Clemons (Stacks)
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Innocence Unprotected

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Collage of an early "talkie", interview with its cast years later, and wartime newsreels.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Lepa Sela Lepo Gore: Pretty Village, Pretty Flame

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Two boyhood friends, one a Muslim, the other a Serb, find themselves on opposing sides in the war in Bosnia.
DVD
1998; 1996
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ko to Tamo Peva

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The picaresque misadventures of a cross section of Serbian country folk on a dilapidated bus bound for Belgrade in April, 1941, shortly before the German invasion.
VHS
1986; 1977
Ivy (By Request)
10.

Hey Babu Riba

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Story of four teens growing up in the 50's in Belgrade who love American movies, jazz and a girl named Esther. The film cuts between the early fifties and the present as they are seen recalling their youth when they are reunited at Esther's funeral.
VHS
1989; 1986
Ivy (By Request)
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Love Affair: Or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator = Ljubavni Sluc̆aj Ili Trajedija Sluz̆benice Ptt

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Love affair is the story of a young switchboard operator, Isabella, who falls in love with Ahmed, a sanitary worker. She lives with him until she gets seduced by a younger, more glamorous man.
VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)