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Life is a miracle

Life is a miracle

A Feature film by Emir Kusturica

Produced by Les Films Alain Sarde

Release in France : 14/05/2004

    Synopsis

    Luka, a Serbian engineer from Belgrade, has settled in a village in the middle of nowhere with his wife, Jadranka, an opera singer, and their son Milos. He plans to build a scenic railway that will transform the region into a top tourist attraction.
    Focused on his project, and blinded by his natural optimism, he remains deaf to the rumors of war that become increasingly persistent.
    His life is turned upside down when conflict breaks out. Jadranka runs off with a musician and Milos is called up for service.
    Ever the eternal optimist, Luka waits for his wife and son to return, but Jadranka doesn’t come back, Milos is made a prisoner and the Serbian military oblige Luka to keep guard of Sabaha, a Muslim hostage.
    He quickly He quickly falls in love with the young woman, who was initially being held captive so as to be exchanged for his son.

    Actors (8)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films Alain Sarde

    Foreign production company :

    Cabiria Ltd.

    French distribution :

    Mars Distribution

    Co-production :

    France 2 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Wild Bunch

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    Photos (16)

    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producer :

    Alain Sarde

    Director of Photography :

    Michel Amathieu

    Production Manager :

    Farid Chaouche

    Assistant editor :

    Gordana Othnin-Girard

    Production Designer :

    Milenko Jeremic

    Costume designer :

    Zora Mojsilovic Popovic

    Screenwriters :

    Emir Kusturica, Ranko Bozic

    Sound Recordist :

    Jérôme Thiault

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Jérome Jouneaux

    Continuity supervisor :

    Andjela Ilic

    Music Composers :

    Dejan Sparavalo, Emir Kusturica

    Sound Mixer :

    Bruno Tarrière

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Romantic comedy

    Production language :

    Serbian

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Serbia

    Original French-language productions :

    No

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Serbia)

    Production year :

    2004

    French release :

    14/05/2004

    Runtime :

    2 h 34 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    105.219

    Visa issue date :

    18/06/2004

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby DTS