World War II: Focus on the Balcans-View

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1.
The Living and the Dead (2007)
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In 1943, group of Croatian soldiers overtake a strategically important point in western Bosnia with a goal to destroy a group of communist partisans... (87 mins.)
Director: Kristijan Milic
“ Croatia and Serbia ” - Pepper Baggins
 
2.
The Blacks (2009)
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Looking for the enemy, they found it where nobody expected - in themselves. (75 mins.)
“ Croatia ” - Pepper Baggins
 
3.
Music Box (1989)
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A lawyer defends her father accused of war crimes, but there is more to the case than she suspects. (124 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
“ Hungary ” - Pepper Baggins
 
4.
Descending Angel (1990 TV Movie)
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A recently engaged man getting to know his future father-in-law better unearths clues that the man may have been a Nazi collaborator and a mass murderer. (98 mins.)
“ Romania ” - Pepper Baggins
 
5.
The Beheaded Rooster (2007)
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A moving coming of age story in a time of extreme change: on August 23, 1944 in a small city in Romanian Transylvania... (98 mins.)
Director: Radu Gabrea
“ Romania ” - Pepper Baggins
 
6.
Dark Blue World (2001)
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The friendship of two men becomes tested when they both fall for the same woman. (112 mins.)
Director: Jan Sverák
“ Czechoslovakia ” - Pepper Baggins
 
7.
Sunshine (1999)
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The fate of a Hungarian Jewish family throughout the 20th century. (181 mins.)
Director: István Szabó
“ Hungary ” - Pepper Baggins
 
8.
Hanna's War (1988)
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During WW2 Hanna Szenes, a Hungarian Jew living in British Palestine, volunteers to go behind enemy lines to rescue Jews from deportation to death camps. (148 mins.)
Director: Menahem Golan
“ Hungary ” - Pepper Baggins
 
9.
Europa Europa (1990)
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A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth. (112 mins.)
“ Poland ” - Pepper Baggins
 
10.
Uprising (2001 TV Movie)
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Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943. (177 mins.)
Director: Jon Avnet
“ Poland ” - Pepper Baggins
 
11.
Edges of the Lord (2001)
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A 12-year-old Jewish boy hides with a family of Catholic peasant farmers to escape the Nazis. (95 mins.)
“ Poland ” - Pepper Baggins
 
12.
Defiance (2008)
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Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and about 1,000 Jewish non-combatants. (137 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
“ Ukraine ” - Pepper Baggins
 
13.
Operation: Daybreak (1975)
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In 1942, Britain sends a group of British-trained Czech commandos to Prague to assassinate SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, head of the Nazi security services. (118 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
“ Czechoslovakia ” - Pepper Baggins
 
14.
Ein Stück Himmel (1982 Mini-Series)
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(465 mins.)
“ Poland ” - Pepper Baggins
 
15.
The Pianist (2002)
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A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. (150 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Poland ” - Pepper Baggins
 
16.
The Grey Zone (2001)
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A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkommando, Jews who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow Jews, find themselves in a moral grey zone. (108 mins.)
“ Poland ” - Pepper Baggins
 
17.
Gloomy Sunday (1999)
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Follows three men who are in love with a most beautiful waitress: An intellectual restaurant owner, a mysterious musician and an erratic businessman; taking place during the WWII. (112 mins.)
Director: Rolf Schübel
“ Hungary ” - Pepper Baggins
 
18.
Ghetto (2006)
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In 1942, in Vilnius, the Nazi annihilate 55,000 Jews and squeeze the 15,000 survivors in a seven blocks ghetto... (110 mins.)
Director: Audrius Juzenas
“ Lithuania ” - Pepper Baggins
 
19.
Jakob the Liar (1999)
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In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out near curfew... (120 mins.)
Director: Peter Kassovitz
“ Poland ” - Pepper Baggins
 
20.
Babij Jar (2003)
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(112 mins.)
Director: Jeff Kanew
“ Ukraine ” - Pepper Baggins
 
21.
Train of Life (1998)
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In 1941, the inhabitants of a small Jewish village in Central Europe organize a fake deportation train so that they can escape the Nazis and flee to Palestine. (103 mins.)
Director: Radu Mihaileanu
 
22.
Partizanska eskadrila (1979)
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The first Yugoslav Partisan air force unit. Loosely based on historical facts. (130 mins.)
Director: Tom Raymounth
“ Yugoslavia ” - Pepper Baggins
 
23.
Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
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During World War II, several oddly assorted military experts are teamed in a mission to raid and destroy a bridge vital to enemy strategy. (118 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
“ Yugoslavia ” - Pepper Baggins
 
24.
1944 (2015)
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In "1944" Director Elmo Nyuganena portrays the real events on the Eastern Front in Estonia in 1944, from the Battle Of Tannenburg Line... (100 mins.)
Director: Elmo Nüganen