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Ristovski, Lazar

Works: 90 works in 231 publications in 11 languages and 1,257 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  War films  History  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Road films  Short stories  Fiction  Television adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Producer, Composer, Director, Author of screenplay, Other, Arranger, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lazar Ristovski
Underground by Emir Kusturica( Visual )

66 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the German army invades Belgrade in 1941, a group of refugees are rescued by the Communist resistance. Marko and Blacky, two resistance fighters and black marketeers leading the fight against the Nazis, decide to enslave the refugees for their own profit, forcing them to manufacture arms for the Yugoslav resistance. Marko and Blacky also share the beautiful Natalja, an actress under the protection of a Nazi officer. In the midst of the German occupation, Marko decides to imprison Blacky and the surviving refugees in the basement of a house in Belgrade, allowing him to take Natalja for himself. While living underground in captivity, the refugees survive, marry and wait for the war to end. In 1945, as World War II winds down, Marko makes a cruel decision; he decides to not tell his captives that the war is ending. Even when peace comes to Yugoslavia, Marko continues to maintain the charade that the world outside the basement is still at war. Unaware that the conflict is over, the survivors continue to labor in their underground factory, and Marko, now operating as an arms dealer, continues to profit from their labor. In 1992 when the refugees and their children finally emerge from the basement, they discover that their country has been devastated by yet another war, and that Yugoslavia has disintegrated into multiple feuding states
Tito i ja = Tito and me by Goran Marković( Visual )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Belgrade in 1954, Tito i ja is the story of 10-year-old Zoran, a quirky child who, to his parents' dismay, adores Yugoslavia's charismatic leader Marshall Tito more than he does his own family
Dnevnik masinovodje = Train driver's diary( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in Serbian and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Ilija: veteran train driver and mass murderer. When the train driving community can forgive one another for accidentally killing family members, people know they're dealing with a strong bunch. Cool and collected, Ilija handles his misfortune as a matter of course, but when he spots a suicidal suitcase-wielding ten year old on the tracks who won't budge, he does everything in his power to help him
König der Diebe( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two amateur circus kids from a poor Ukrainian village, ten-year-old Barbu and his sister Mimma, are sold to a circus artist called Caruso who promises them a career in the West. Caruso smuggles them to Berlin and separates them from each other. Mimma is sold to prostitution, while Barbu is taught to snatch purses together with an older Albanian boy Marcel. Barbu finds out about Mimma's fate and decides to free her from the brothel
Along the roadside( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Varnie, a cynical San Francisco venture capitalist, decides to escape his dull life and go on a road trip. Along the way, fate and blind luck introduce him to Nena, a German tourist in search of her favorite band at a music festival in southern California. When this dynamic duo join forces, they have the adventure of their lives that includes a crazy mobster, a bird-napping escapade, and one extra-hot groupie!
Jednostavne priče by Lazar Ristovski( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in Serbian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enkelte historier, som handler om kærlighed, ondskab, døden, spejlet, ensomhed, selvmord, angsten, om at være glad, om at græde og meget mere
Kako sam dobio "Oskara" by Lazar Ristovski( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Serbian and Croatian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midwinter night's dream Sueño de una noche de invierno by Loreena McKennitt( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Serbian and Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Serbia in 2004 a man is released from prison and returns to his recently deceased mother's apartment to find a mother and her autistic daughter living there. He is haunted by the his war experiences and his murder of his best friend when drunk but he wants to try and help this young girl
Sveti Georgije ubiva aždahu Sveti Jurij ubija zmaja( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Serbian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I en landsby ved Savafloden i Serbien bliver alle våbenføre mænd indkaldt, da 1. verdenskrig bryder ud. Tilbage er kun kvinder, børn og veteraner, der blev sårede i de to foregående balkankrige. Nu når det rygte fronten, at krigsinvaliderne tager sig friheder overfor kvinderne i mændenes fravær, og for at forhindre mytteri besluttes det, at de invalide også skal indkaldes
Mali svet by Miloš Radović( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Croatian and Serbian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy narrated by an unborn fetus following the lives of a crook, a suicidal doctor, and some questionable policemen
Dobro urejeni mrtveci( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Bosnian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black comedy about four individuals who experience bizarre deaths. The victims include a doctor's wife, a gay man who dislikes his job, an eccentric inventor, and a locomotive engineer. When the inventor's home-made airplane crashes on a busy street, each person is killed and taken to the same morgue
Optimistas( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las cinco historias que relatan "Optimistas" están inspiradas en "Cándido", la famosa novela de Voltaire, y en su lema "optimismo es la manía de sostener, cuando todo va mal, que todo va bien". La película se desarrolla en nuestros días, en la Serbia posteror a Milosevic. Estos relatos, que rezuman humor negro, retratan una época en la que conviven la esperanza y la desesperación, el optimismo sincero y el falso optimismo; Una época en la que realidad y ficción se dan la mano, y en las que muchos se meten de cabeza en las turbulentas aguas de las ilusiones perdidas
Lepa sela lepo gore = Pretty village, pretty flame by Srđan Dragojević( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in Serbian and French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two boyhood friends, one a Muslim, the other a Serb, find themselves on opposing sides in the war in Bosnia
Balkanska pravila Balkanska pravila( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in Serbian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tako se kalio čelik( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in Serbian and Croatian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satire on socialism. The movie is about a steel worker, Leo, who tries to live a carefree life, but his progress towards that goal is impeded upon by the steel mill management that does its best to earn a profit before the steel bubble bursts and the company goes under. Leo and his comrades are faced with a bleak and uncertain future. As this trouble with his employment goes on, he meets a woman named Verica and becomes involved in an extramarital affair with her
Nacht der Verzweiflung( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beli lavovi( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in Serbian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmen om den lille mands kamp for et bedre og mere retfærdigt liv blev lavet som en reaktion mod opløsningen i det serbiske samfund med værditab og moralsk forfald, hvor den økonomiske krise har medført lukning af fabrikker og trukket arbejderklassen ned i desperat arbejdsløshed
Svećenikova djeca = The priest's children by Vino Bresan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Croatian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Don Fabijan is a young priest who comes to serve on an unnamed small island in the Adriatic. In order to help increase birth rate on the island, he decides to pierce condoms before they are sold. He therefore teams up with the newsagent Petar and the pharmacist Marin. After they abolish all forms of birth control on the entire island, the consequences become more and more complicated"--IMDb, Apr. 16, 2014
Optimisti( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Serbian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five separate stories that each have the thematic element of optimism
Vizantijsko plavo( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in Serbian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.48 (from 0.30 for Dnevnik ma ... to 0.95 for Optimistas ...)

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Tito i ja = Tito and me
König der Diebe
Alternative Names
Laza Ristovski

Laza Ristovski musicien serbe

Laza Ristovski músico serbio

Laza Ristovski muzikant uit Servië (1956-2007)

Laza Ristovski Serbian musician

Laza Ristovski tastierista serbo

Ristovski, Laza

Λάζα Ριστόβσκι

Лаза Ристовски

Лазар Ристовски

Ристовски Лаза 1956-2007