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Drvengrad, meaning Wooden Town, also known as Küstendorf and Mećavnik, is a traditional village that the Serbian film director Emir Kusturica built for his film Life is a Miracle.

It is located in the Zlatibor District near the city of Uzice, two hundred kilometers southwest of Serbia's capital, Belgrade. Drvengrad is also known as Küstendorf, as a word play on German "dorf" (village) and Kusturica's nickname, "Kusta". Kusturica has also been known to call it Mećavnik, which is the name of the neighbouring village.

Drvengrad has a library, named the Ivo Andrić Library; an artist gallery named Macola in honor of sculptor Dragan Jovićević (it was previously known as Anika, after a character from Ivo Andrić's prose); Cinema Stanley Kubrik; a main house which houses a cinema-hall in the cellar, a living room, a guest room, a closed yard, a swimming pool, a gymnasium, a sauna and private rooms for the Kusturica family; a sports hall; a restaurant; a cake shop, as well as a souvenir shop; and finally, a Church dedicated to St. Sava.

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Comments (10)

AleksandarMarković on July 25, 2012

dobar ugao


Dezso Biczo © on July 25, 2012

Wonderful and excellent image


Thank you for the information

Regards • Dezső - PECS / HUNGARY

Kostia Semytskyi on July 28, 2012

Interesting! Like 3. Greeting from Ukraine. Kostia

BOGDAN de Varsovie on October 11, 2012

Very nice photo. LIKE 4.

Best regards.


Nikola Čulić on November 29, 2012

Bravo Slobo. :)Nije kiša uvek tako loša. Like.

pepeljuga1 on February 15, 2013

odlična kompozicija i dobar ugao..


Sassa Rancic on April 1, 2013


Christos Theodorou on April 1, 2013

Wonderful capture. Greetings from Athens.

Bogdan KUSMUK on April 19, 2013

Svidja mi se!

nerajkov on November 22, 2013

Jako lepo! Like! Pozdrav!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 24, 2012
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    by SlobaSerb
    • Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X3
    • Taken on 2012/07/24 12:55:29
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 23.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100