Known for movies

Short Info

SpouseDženana Sudžuka
FactJury member of the Locarno film festival 1998, he left the jury and Locarno early because he was not happy with his hotel room

Goran Bregović (Serbian Cyrillic: Горан Бреговић, pronounced [ɡǒran brêɡoʋitɕ]; born 22 March 1950) is a Serbian composer and record producer. He is one of the most internationally known modern composers from the Balkans. Bregović is known for his original fusion of traditional folk music from the Balkans with rock, electronic, and classical music.

Bregović was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (then Yugoslavia) to a Serbian father and Croatian mother. He spent his childhood in Sarajevo, where he finished music school and enrolled in the Academy of Music. He was a member of several rock bands in Yugoslavia before becoming a solo artist.

Bregović’s first solo album, Goran Bregović and His Wedding and Funeral Band, was released in 1971. The album was a fusion of traditional folk music from the Balkans with rock and roll. It was a commercial success and launched Bregović’s career.

Bregović’s most famous work is the score for the film Underground (1995), which won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. He has also composed the scores for several other films, including Time of the Gypsies (1988), Arizona Dream (1993), Queen Margot (1994), and Kusturica’s Black Cat, White Cat (1998).

Bregović has been married three times and has four children. His first wife was Croatian singer Vesna Pisarović, with whom he had two daughters. His second wife was Serbian folk singer Lepa Lukić, with whom he had a son. His third wife is Bulgarian pop singer Azis.

Bregović has a net worth of $30 million. He has composed the scores for over 50 films and has sold over 20 million records worldwide.

General Info

Full NameGoran Bregović
Height1.82 m
ProfessionActor, Film Score Composer, Ederlezi, Bella ciao, In The Death Car
EducationUniversity of Belgrade


SpouseDženana Sudžuka
ChildrenEma Bregovic, Una Bregovic, Lulu Bregovic, Željka Bregovic, Ederlezi, Bella ciao, In The Death Car
ParentsFranjo Bregovic, Borka Perišic, Ederlezi, Bella ciao, In The Death Car
SiblingsPredrag Bregovic, Dajana Bregovic, Ederlezi, Bella ciao, In The Death Car


AwardsPorin Special Merit Award for Achievement in Music
Music GroupsBijelo Dugme, Jutro, Ederlezi, Bella ciao, In The Death Car
NominationsEuropean Film Award for Best Composer, Cesar Award for Best Original Score, David di Donatello for Best Original Song, David di Donatello for Best Music, Porin Award for Best Compilation Album, Ederlezi, Bella ciao, In The Death Car
MoviesDays of Abandonment, Music for Weddings and Funerals

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1He also has a daughter named Zeljka from a previous relationship, she was born in the 1970s
2He met his wife Dzenana in 1977 (he was 27 years old, she was 16)
3Goran and his wife have 3 daughters named Una, Ema and Lula
4The live footage of "Bijelo dugme", the former Yugoslav rock-band whose leader was Goran Bregovic, a famous film-score composer, appears in the movie called Pejzazi u magli (1984), which was directed by Jovan Jovanovic.
5Jury member of the Locarno film festival 1998, he left the jury and Locarno early because he was not happy with his hotel room



Arizona Dream1993
Das serbische Mädchen1991
Sarajevske price1991TV Series 4 episodes
Gluvi barut1990
Praski student1990TV Mini-Series 3 episodes
Dom za vesanje1988
Bjelo dugme petkom u 221986TV Movie
Nesto iz zivota1980TV Movie
Licne stvari1979
Leptirov oblak1977
Jagos i Ugljesa1976TV Movie
Kusturica: Balkan's Bad Boy2012Documentary
Bijelo Dugme2010Documentary original music by
Mustafa2008Documentary original music by
Gypsy Summer2008Documentary short
Letete s Rossinant2007
The Old Man and a Bizarre Circus of Life2007Video documentary short
Le lièvre de Vatanen2006
Brigade des Friedens - Als unbewaffnete Leibwächter in Kolumbien und Mexiko unterwegs2006TV Movie documentary
Hylje2005Documentary short
I giorni dell'abbandono2005
8/2000: Pecado, redención, gloria2004Short
Musikk for bryllup og begravelser2002
Maria, figlia del suo figlio2000TV Movie
József és testvérei2000TV Movie
Je li jasno prijatelju?2000
Belgrade: One Year After2000TV Movie
27 Missing Kisses2000
Schmutzige Hände1999TV Movie
Operacja Samum1999
The Lost Son1999
Train of Life1998
Mesecev skok1997TV Movie
The Serpent's Kiss1997
Bila jednom jedna zemlja1996TV Mini-Series 6 episodes
Shooting Days: Emir Kusturica Directs Underground1996Documentary
Shekvarebuli kulinaris ataserti retsepti1996
Queen Margot1994
Le nombril du monde1993
La nuit sacrée1993
Toxic Affair1993


Crno-bijeli svijetTV Series producer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Diaz - Don't Clean Up This Blood2012performer: "Gas Gas" / writer: "Gas Gas"
Coriolanus2011performer: "Cajesukarije"
ProzhektorperiskhiltonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Vivement dimanche2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Hunting Party2007writer: "Pusti, Pusti Modu"
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan2006performer: "Talijanska" 1998, "Ederlezi" 1998, "Kalasnjikov" 1995, "Lullaby" 2003, "Dreams" 1998, "Le Matin" 1994 / writer: "Talijanska" 1998, "Ederlezi" 1998, "Kalasnjikov" 1995, "Lullaby" 2003, "Dreams" 1998, "Le Matin" 1994
Mi nismo andjeli 22005writer: "Cekala sam"
J'ai faim!!!2001arranger: "Cajesukarije -Cocek" / producer: "Cajesukarije -Cocek" / writer: "Cajesukarije -Cocek"
He Died with a Felafel in His Hand2001performer: "Ya Ya Ringe Ringe Raja"
Tuvalu1999"Mocking Song"
Hammarkullen1997TV Mini-Series writer: "Ederlezi"
Underground1995performer: "YA YA", "Kalasnjikov" cf. Kalashnikov, "Ausencia", "Mesecina/Moonlight", "Cajesukarije-Cocek", "Wedding-Cocek", "War", "Underground-Cocek", "Underground Tango", "The Belly Button of the World", "Sheva" / writer: "Kalasnjikov" cf. Kalashnikov, "Ausencia", "Mesecina/Moonlight", "Cajesukarije-Cocek", "Wedding-Cocek", "War", "Underground-Cocek", "Underground Tango", "The Belly Button of the World", "Sheva"
Vukovar, jedna prica1994lyrics: "LIJEPA NASA/TAMO DALEKO" / music: "LIJEPA NASA/TAMO DALEKO"
Queen Margot1994as Bregovic, "Elohi"
Arizona Dream1993writer: "In The Death Car", "Get the Money", "TV Screen", "This Is a Film"
Mi nismo andjeli1992writer: "CEKALA SAM, CEKALA"
Dom za vesanje1988arranger: "Ederlezi"
Pejzazi u magli1984writer: "Milicija trenira strogocu"
Nije nego1978writer: "Sanjao sam nocas da te nemam", "Dede, bona, sjeti se", "Tako ti je, mala moja, kad ljubi Bosanac", "Bekrija si, cijelo selo vice"


Spielberg Musikfestival 20142014TV Mini-Series
I giorni dell'abbandono2005Damian
Musikk for bryllup og begravelser2002Bogdan
Bjelo dugme petkom u 221986TV MovieBrega
Cast mi je pozvati vas1976TV SeriesBrega

Music Department

B.A.T.: Balkan Rock Nostalgia2008Video documentary composer: theme music
B.A.T.: If I Could Be a White Button2006Video composer: additional music


Spielberg Musikfestival 20142014TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Balkan Disko2014Documentary shortHimself
Bijelo dugme: Box set deluxe2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Kto takoy etot Kusturitsa?2013DocumentaryHimself
Il était une fois...2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Balkan Spirit2013DocumentaryHimself - Musician
Miradas 22012TV Series documentaryHimself
Continuar2012TV SeriesHimself
Bijelo Dugme2010DocumentaryHimself
Prozhektorperiskhilton2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Performer
Vivement dimanche2007TV SeriesHimself
Jazz e dintorni2000TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Belgrade: One Year After2000TV MovieHimself
Mesecev skok1997TV MovieHimself
Ljudi1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Pejzazi u magli1984Himself


Won Awards

2011Festival President's AwardKarlovy Vary International Film Festival
2003Capri Music AwardCapri, Hollywood

Nominated Awards

2006DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Music (Migliore Musicista)I giorni dell'abbandono (2005)
2006DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Song (Migliore Canzone)I giorni dell'abbandono (2005)
1995CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Music (Meilleure musique)La reine Margot (1994)
1989European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean Composer of the YearKuduz (1989)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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