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Emir Kusturica is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Sound Serbe born on 24 november 1954 at Sarajevo (Bosnie)

Emir Kusturica

Emir Kusturica
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Birth name Emir Kusturica
Nationality Serbie
Birth 24 november 1954 (65 years) at Sarajevo (Bosnie)
Awards Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres‎

Emir Kusturica (Serbian: Емир Кустурица, born 24 November 1954 in Sarajevo) is a Serbian filmmaker, actor and musician. He has been recognized for several internationally acclaimed feature films, as well as his projects in town-building. He has twice won the Palme d'Or at Cannes (for When Father Was Away on Business and Underground), as well as being named Commander of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Since the mid-2000s, Kusturica's primary residence has been in Drvengrad, a town built for his film Life Is a Miracle, in the Mokra Gora region of Serbia. He had portions of the historic village reconstructed for the film. He is a member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of the Republika Srpska since 9 November 2011.

Biography

Born to Murat Kusturica, a journalist employed at the Sarajevo's Secretariat of Information, and Senka Numankadić, a court secretary, Emir grew up as the only child of a secular family in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, then a constituent republic within Yugoslavia.

Emir was something of a delinquent while growing up in Sarajevo, according to his own account. Through his father's friendship with the well-known director Hajrudin "Šiba" Krvavac, 17-year-old Emir got a small part in Krvavac's 1972 Walter Defends Sarajevo, a partisan film funded by the Yugoslavian government. After graduating from the Film Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) in 1978, Kusturica began directing made-for-TV television shorts in Yugoslavia. He made his feature film debut in 1981 with Do You Remember Dolly Bell?, which won the prestigious Silver Lion for Best First Work at that year's Venice Film Festival. From 1981 to 1988, he was a lecturer at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo (Akademija Scenskih Umjetnosti) and art director of Open Stage Obala (Otvorena scena Obala).

His second feature film, When Father Was Away on Business (1985), earned a ''Palme d'Or at Cannes and five Yugoslav movie awards, as well as a nomination for an American Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. Kusturica wrote the screenplays for both Do You Remember Dolly Bell? and When Father Was Away on Business in collaboration with Abdulah Sidran. In 1989 Kusturica earned more accolades for Time of the Gypsies'', a film about Romani culture and the exploitation of their youth. In 1989 he was a member of the jury at the 16th Moscow International Film Festival.

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Filmography of Emir Kusturica (25 films)

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Actor

Balkan Line, 2h10
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, War, Action
Actors Anton Pampouchny, Gosha Kutsenko, Bojana Novakovic, Miloš Biković, Sergueï Chakourov, Gojko Mitić
Roles taxi driver
Rating65% 3.2517253.2517253.2517253.2517253.251725
L'histoire présentée dans le film montre les forces spéciales russes aux prises avec des bandes armées albanaises, menées par le chef de guerre Smuk. Ces bandes se livrent au vol, au trafic d'organe, au meurtre de masse et au génocide envers la population (serbe). L'officier de renseignement Aslan-Bek Evkhoev et le parachutiste mercenaire Andrey Chatalov dirigent le groupe d'intervention chargé de prendre l'aéroport et de délivrer les prisonniers serbes, dont fait partie Jasna Blagojevic, amour de Chatalov.
On the Milky Road, 2h5
Directed by Emir Kusturica
Origin Serbie
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Emir Kusturica, Monica Bellucci, Sergej Trifunović, Miki Manojlović, Sloboda Mićalović, Bajram Severdžan
Roles Kosta
Rating64% 3.2030953.2030953.2030953.2030953.203095
Sous le feu des balles, Kosta, un laitier, traverse la ligne de front chaque jour au péril de sa vie pour livrer ses précieux vivres aux soldats. Sur le point d'épouser sa compagne Milena, il fait la connaissance de Nevesta, une Italienne qui est la future épouse du frère de Milena et qui est poursuivie par un général anglais jaloux en quête de vengeance. Kosta tombe amoureux de Nevesta. Le jour du mariage, des troupes d’élite massacrent les participants avant de se mettre en chasse des deux amoureux clandestins...
The Scapegoat
Directed by Nicolas Bary
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Raphaël Personnaz, Bérénice Bejo, Emir Kusturica, Mélanie Bernier, Thierry Neuvic, Guillaume de Tonquédec
Roles Stojil
Rating63% 3.1848053.1848053.1848053.1848053.184805
Benjamin Malaussène (Raphaël Personnaz), bouc émissaire professionnel, travaille au Bonheur Parisien, un grand magasin très connu. Un jour, d'étranges événements surviennent partout où il passe, attirant les soupçons de la police et de ses collègues.
Nicostratos the Pelican, 1h35
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about birds
Actors Emir Kusturica, François-Xavier Demaison, Valériane de Villeneuve
Roles Démosthène
Rating69% 3.4934953.4934953.4934953.4934953.493495
Yannis, un jeune adolescent vivant sur une île grecque avec son père pêcheur, adopte un jeune pélican. Son arrivée va bouleverser sa vie et celle de l'île...
Farewell
Farewell (2009)
, 1h53
Directed by Christian Carion
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films, Politique, Political films
Actors Guillaume Canet, Emir Kusturica, Willem Dafoe, Alexandra Maria Lara Claudia Paolina, Fred Ward, Alexeï Gorbounov ou Aleksey Gorbunov
Roles Sergei Grigoriev
Rating69% 3.4950153.4950153.4950153.4950153.495015
In the early 1980s, a high-ranking KGB analyst, Sergei Grigoriev, disillusioned with the Soviet regime, decides to pass Soviet secrets, including a list of Soviet spies, to the government of France, then under the newly elected President François Mitterrand, a Socialist in coalition with the Communist Party. Grigoriev (code-named Farewell by the French intelligence service) hopes to force change in the Soviet Union by revealing their extensive network of spies trying to acquire scientific, technical and industrial information from the West. He uses Pierre Froment, a naïve French engineer based in Moscow, as his unlikely intermediary. After the first transfer of information, Pierre confides in his wife Jessica, who is adamant about his stopping to preserve their family. Grigoriev persuades Pierre to continue without telling Jessica. He will accept neither money nor defection as a reward, but sometimes requests small gifts from Pierre's trips to France, such as a Sony Walkman and Queen cassette tapes for his son, some cognac, or books of French poetry. As Farewell's prodigious output blossoms, the French are bewildered by the sheer scale and yield of top Western technology transferred covertly to the Soviets.
Maradona by Kusturica, 1h30
Directed by Emir Kusturica
Origin Espagne
Genres Documentary
Themes Sports films, Documentary films about sports, Association football films, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Emir Kusturica
Roles Himself
Rating66% 3.3472653.3472653.3472653.3472653.347265
Emir Kusturica célèbre dans ce film l'incroyable histoire de Diego Maradona : héros sportif, Dieu vivant du football, artiste de génie, champion du peuple, idole déchue et modèle pour des générations du monde entier. De Buenos Aires à Naples - en passant par Cuba - Emir Kusturica retrace la vie de cet homme hors du commun, de ses humbles débuts à sa notoriété mondiale, de la plus spectaculaire ascension au déclin le plus profond. Un documentaire unique sur une légende vivante, filmé par son plus grand fan.
Secret Journey, 1h47
Directed by Roberto Andò
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Actors Alessio Boni, Donatella Finocchiaro, Valeria Solarino, Claudia Gerini, Emir Kusturica, Roberto Herlitzka
Roles Harold
Rating58% 2.919292.919292.919292.919292.91929
Fiche technique Titre original : Viaggio segreto
The Good Thief, 1h48
Directed by Neil Jordan
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Heist films
Actors Nick Nolte, Emir Kusturica, Tchéky Karyo, Ouassini Embarek, Saïd Taghmaoui, Marc Lavoine
Roles Vladimir
Rating64% 3.2482853.2482853.2482853.2482853.248285
Bob Montagnet n'a plus la baraka. Pour cet ancien voleur amateur d'art, la vie n'est plus qu'une succession de nuits enfumées autour de tables de jeu miteuses. Lorsqu'il perd ce qui lui reste d'argent aux courses, Bob touche le fond.
Jagoda in the Supermarket, 1h23
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Srđan Todorović, Branka Katić, Goran Radaković, Mirjana Karanović, Emir Kusturica, Branko Cvejić
Roles General
Rating65% 3.251163.251163.251163.251163.25116
Jagoda (Branka Katic) is a 30-year-old cashier who, after seeing someone else steal the man she wanted to date, makes the mistake of refusing to sell an elderly woman some strawberries. The next day the woman's grandson, Marko (Srdjan Todorovic), walks into the store firing weapons and taking hostages. Eventually the relationship between Jagoda and Marko deepens and grows more complex.
Super 8 Stories, 1h30
Directed by Emir Kusturica
Genres Drama, Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Nele Karajlić, Emir Kusturica
Roles Himself
Rating65% 3.2946153.2946153.2946153.2946153.294615
Documentaire sur le No Smoking Orchestra, groupe de musique dans lequel Emir Kusturica joue de la guitare. Mélangeant images d'archives, interviews et extraits de concerts, le film dresse également un portrait de la Serbie et Monténégro au sortir de la guerre des Balkans.
The Widow of Saint-Pierre, 2h
Directed by Patrice Leconte
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Assassinat, Prison films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Juliette Binoche, Daniel Auteuil, Emir Kusturica, Michel Duchaussoy, Philippe Magnan, Philippe du Janerand
Roles Joseph Auguste Néel
Rating70% 3.547213.547213.547213.547213.54721
In 1850, on the isolated French island of Saint-Pierre, a murder shocks the natives. Two fishermen are arrested. One of them, Louis Ollivier, dies in custody. The other, Neel Auguste (Emir Kusturica), is sentenced to death by the guillotine. However the island is so small that it has neither a guillotine nor an executioner. While one is sent for, Auguste is placed under the supervision of the army Captain (Daniel Auteuil).
Underground, 2h47
Directed by Emir Kusturica
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Théâtre, Political films, Films based on plays
Actors Miki Manojlović, Mirjana Joković, Lazar Ristovski, Slavko Stimac, Srđan Todorović, Mirjana Karanović
Roles Dealer
Rating80% 4.0483354.0483354.0483354.0483354.048335
Underground depicts the life of two friends throughout World War II, Cold War, and the Yugoslav Wars.
Arizona Dream, 2h22
Directed by Emir Kusturica
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Actors Johnny Depp, Jerry Lewis, Faye Dunaway, Vincent Gallo, Lili Taylor, Paulina Porizkova
Roles le client du bar
Rating72% 3.649243.649243.649243.649243.64924
Axel (Johnny Depp) has a dream about an Eskimo who catches a rare halibut and brings it back to his family in an igloo. Axel's cousin Paul (Vincent Gallo) coaxes Axel from his job tagging fish in New York City to Arizona to attend his uncle Leo's (Jerry Lewis) trophy wedding to a much younger woman (Paulina Porizkova). His uncle tries to persuade him to stay permanently and take over the family business of selling Cadillacs. Axel resists at first, but he decides to give it a try. He encounters two strange women: Elaine (Faye Dunaway), a woman who always had a dream of building a flying machine, and her stepdaughter Grace (Lili Taylor), who is jealous of Elaine and dreams of killing herself and being reincarnated as a turtle. Axel starts lusting after Elaine and decides to help make her dreams come true. As he and Elaine build the machine day by day, Grace starts destroying the contraption. Axel then rebuilds. Leo and Paul arrive at Elaine and Grace's house to encourage Axel to come back, but Elaine threatens them with a shotgun. Axel and Elaine complete the machine and test it, but it crashes in a tree.