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On Our Own Land (1948)

Na svoji zemlji (original title)
Set in the small Slovenian village , it tells the story of its residents who lived under German occupation after Italian defeat in 1943. While helping the partisans, the residents looked forward to upcoming liberation.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lojze Potokar ...
Sova
Franc Presetnik ...
Stane
Mileva Zakrajsek ...
Angelca
Stefka Drolc ...
Tildica
Miro Kopac ...
Ocka Orel
Avgusta Danilova ...
Obrekarica
Majda Potokar ...
Nancika
Boris Sesek ...
Boris
Stane Sever ...
Drejc
Angela Rakar ...
Dragarica
Jure Vizjak ...
Bichi
Franjo Kumer ...
Kutschera
Stane Staresinic ...
Dragic
Tone Erzern
Andrej Kurent ...
Peter
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Set in the small Slovenian village , it tells the story of its residents who lived under German occupation after Italian defeat in 1943. While helping the partisans, the residents looked forward to upcoming liberation.

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15 November 1948 (Yugoslavia)  »

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Na svojoj zemlji  »

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Angelca: [before the Germans shoot her and three more villagers] I will take off my shoes, for it's the last time I will be walking on my own soil.
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The first one!
19 July 2006 | by (Slovenia) – See all my reviews

Only 10 years after the first celluloid films were presented to the general public (brothers Lumiere) Slovenes got their first pioneer of cinematography. It was Karl Grossman (in 1905), who made some home movies. In the between-war-years the Slovenian movie developed and thus a documentary about the Slovenian Alps was made. It was a silent and documentary movie, but it was of very high quality. But the first ever feature film, with a plot and acting came only in 1948. It's this very film - Na svoji zemlji (On Our Land), so one can justly say this is the first Slovene movie. In this perspective you should compare it to some early sound films of the 30s. I love comparing it with "A Ferwell to Arms (1932)" seeing for they are both war movies with a love story in the background (there are huge differences though). So no, it's not bad, but it was technically heavily dated at the time it was made (when compared to foreign - especially Hollywood films). Still worth a look and still (for better or worse) among the better Slovene movies ever made.


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