When Father Was Away on Business

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When Father Was Away on Business

yugoslavia loss of loved one muslim difficult childhood anti-communism circumcision communism 1950s

When Father Was Away on Business

Release Date: January 15, 1985

Year    :   1985
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Cannon Group, Forum Sarajevo, Centar film, Sutjeska Film
Director    :   Emir Kusturica
Producers    :   Mirza Pašić
Writers    :   Abdulah Sidran
RunTime    :   136 mins.

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 Mesha to join many arrested unfortunates. His family is now forced to cope with the situation and wait for his release from prison.

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