- Genres: Comedy
The story takes place ‘somewhere in Serbia’ in 1935, and focuses on the TopaloviÄ‡ family, whose members include six generations of men who constantly bicker. Most of the family arguments arise from the youngest son, Mirko (Bogdan DikliÄ‡), not wanting to join the family business (coffin-making). He believes there must be a better job for him. TopaloviÄ‡’s are a family of undertakers who run their business with only several coffins. They dig their customers out of the grave to steal the coffins back. They hired local mobster called Billy Python to help them with his men in this labour. One day, the oldest TopaloviÄ‡, Pantelija, dies and leaves family inheritance to himself because he does not trust his children. TopaloviÄ‡s leave business with Billy the Python and he threatens to tell them to the police because they killed a man in a car accident. Mirko is in love with Billy’s daughter Kristina who wishes to become an actress in Äenka’s (Mirko’s best friend) movies. Mirko wants to leave the business to be with her. However, Kristina cheats on Mirko with Äenka, so he outraged kills her. He returns to his family who now praise him and accept him as their leader. Djenka was burned while repairing crematorium (Maximilian the nearly deaf, mute and senile member of family pushed the lever instead of giving him pliers). The movie ends with showdown between the TopaloviÄ‡s and Billy the Python.