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When Father Was Away on Business (1985)
Otac na sluzbenom putu (original title)
Fiction, 136 min
 
Production country   Former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Language   Serbian
Director   Emir Kusturica
Scriptwriter   Abdulah Sidran
Producer   Mirza Pasic
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Plot
Tito's break-up with Stalin in 1948 marked the beginning of not only confusing, but also very dangerous years for many hard-core Yugoslav communists. A careless remark about the newspaper cartoon is enough for Mesa to join many arrested unfortunates. His family is now forced to cope with the situation and wait for his release from prison. The story is told from the perspective of Malik, his young son who believes the mother's story about father being "away on business".

Golden Palm unanimously at the Cannes Film Festival, 1985.
Prize International Federation of the Cinema Press (FIPRESCI) at the Cannes Film Festival, 1985.
In 1986, the film was selected for the Oscar of the best foreign film, and for the Golden Globe of the best foreign film.
 
Technical Specifications Image / Sound
Color / Black & White   Color
Sound format   Mono
Production format   35mm
Distribution format   35mm
 
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