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When Father Was Away on Business

1985 Rated R 2hr 15m

Yugoslavian director Emil Kusturica won the Cannes Golden Palm award for this drama that conveys the tensions between Russia and Yugoslavia in the early 1950s. The story is told from the viewpoint of 6-year-old Malik (Moreno De Bartolli), who's unaware of the real reason for his father's (Miki Manojlovic) absence. The family insists that he's away on business, but he's really in prison for his affair with the lover of a top-ranking party member.

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Movie Details

1986 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Foreign Language Film nominee
1986 Academy Award®
  • Best Foreign Language Film nominee
Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Croatian: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary.