Emir Kusturica

Emir Kusturica (born 24 November 1954) is a Sarajevo-born film director

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  • That is a Medieval way of drawing history, in which they do not respect the law and want the rest of the world to respect the law. That's not possible.
  • I just don't get it. The pigeon was already dead, we found it in the road. And no other censor has objected. What is the problem with you, English? You killed millions of Indians and Africans, and yet you go nuts about the circumstances of the death of a single Serbian pigeon. I am touched you hold the lives of Serbian birds so dear, but you are crazy. I will never understand how your minds work.
  • In Serbia a lot of people hate me because they want to westernise, not understanding that the western world is bipolar, with very good things and very bad things. Since they don't have experience of the west, they even believe that a western pile of shit is actually pie.
    • The Guardian (4 March 2005)
  • My father was an atheist and he always described himself as a Serb. OK, maybe we were Muslim for 250 years, but we were orthodox before that and deep down we were always Serbs, religion cannot change that. We only became Muslims to survive the Turks.
    • The Guardian (4 March 2005)
  • There are always motherfuckers queuing up to pull you down to earth. But we must fly occasionally, we all have to feel that joy or we are nothing.
    • The Guardian (4 March 2005)
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