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When Father Was Away on Business

Otac na službenom putu

Directed by Emir Kusturica
Yugoslavia, 1985


Tito’s break-up with Stalin in 1948 marked the beginning of dangerous years for many hard-core Yugoslav communists. A remark about a newspaper cartoon puts Mesha in prison and his family is forced to cope with the situation and await his release from prison.

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When Father Was Away on Business Directed by Emir Kusturica

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1985 | 2 wins including: Palme d'Or

Academy Awards

1986 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

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