7.7/10
324
5 user

Skanderbeg (1954)

Velikiy voin Albanii Skanderbeg (original title)
This is the true story of the National Hero of Albanians, George Kastrioti Scanderbeg, from his birth to his death. 1405-1468. Based mainly upon the monk writer Marin Barleti, the movie ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Albanian (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Handsome Albanian villager Arben wants to marry Etleva, daughter of a neighboring clan, but her father has promised her to another man who is offering a 10,000 Euros bride price. But when ... See full summary »

Director: Johannes Naber
Stars: Nik Xhelilaj, Amos Zaharia, Çun Lajçi
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young man is searching for the war to free his country and establish freedom. Instead of war he finds the love of his life.

Director: Fatmir Koçi
Stars: Blerim Destani, Masiela Lusha, Xhevdet Ferri
Halima's Path (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In order to recover the body of her son lost during the war in Bosnia, a grieving, but strong-willed Muslim woman, Halima, must track down her estranged niece, who we find carries a mysterious connection to him.

Director: Arsen A. Ostojic
Stars: Alma Prica, Olga Pakalovic, Mijo Jurisic
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An Albanian family is torn apart by a murder, resulting in a blood feud that makes eldest son Nik a prime target and forces his sister, eldest daughter Rudina, to leave school in order to take over the family business.

Director: Joshua Marston
Stars: Tristan Halilaj, Sindi Lacej, Refet Abazi
Les gars (2012)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Steven is 23. He's still at high school, special needs. But he's smart, funny and very entertaining. When his class wins a trip to Portugal, all hell breaks loose. It's a coming-of-age road trip with booze, babes, crime and counterfeiting.

Director: Adolf El Assal
Stars: Caty Baccega, Andy Bausch, Marylène Bergmann
Comedy | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A story about the Latvian basketball team, which won the first-ever European Championships in 1935 and its enthusiastic head coach Valdemars Baumanis.

Director: Aigars Grauba
Stars: Janis Amanis, Inga Alsina, Vilis Daudzins
Exodos (2007)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Three different stories of three different people are combined together through various events becoming one... Robert works as a bodyguard for one of the biggest mafia bosses of Nicosia, ... See full summary »

Director: George Voulgaris
Stars: Maria Karasoulla, Sofoklis Kaskaounias, Koulis Nikolaou
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In a traditional village where life is gradually being rebuilt, the schoolteacher Lushe is driven by her conscience to give an interview to an international journalist. During the interview... See full summary »

Director: Isa Qosja
Stars: Irena Cahani, Luan Jaha, Donat Qosja
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story about typical Montenegrin family Miletic in post-war Yugoslavia, which shows personal tragedy of a father, whose only son comes back from the war as a different man.

Director: Bozidar 'Bota' Nikolic
Stars: Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic, Branimir Popovic, Sonja Jaukovic
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Directors: Viorica Mesina, Sergiu Prodan
Stars: Oleg Yankovskiy, Petru Vutcarau, Maia Morgenstern
Skanderbeg (2016)
Action | Biography | Drama

A brave Albanian warrior named Skanderbeg protects his homeland and Europe from the Ottoman rule .

Director: Fatmir Koçi
Stars: Victor Gojcaj
The Garden (1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Jakub's life arrived at a dead-end. He leaves his job, and gets into conflict with his father. The trouble just grows by his relation with a married woman. Breaking out, Jakub realizes the ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Sulík
Stars: Marián Labuda, Roman Luknár, Zuzana Sulajová
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Akaki Khorava ...
Besa Imami ...
Adivie Alibali ...
Semyon Sokolovsky ...
Veriko Anjaparidze ...
Dafina (as Veriko Andjaparidze)
Georgi Chernovolenko ...
Naim Frashëri ...
Pal
Aleksandr Vertinskiy ...
Doge of Venice
...
Kontesha
Nikolai Bubnov
Oleg Zhakov
Sergo Zakariadze
Vladimir Belokurov ...
King
Vahram Papazyan
Boris Tenin
Edit

Storyline

This is the true story of the National Hero of Albanians, George Kastrioti Scanderbeg, from his birth to his death. 1405-1468. Based mainly upon the monk writer Marin Barleti, the movie starts off with how the boy Scanderbeg was taken hostage by the ottoman turks and trained from them until he became one of the most outstanding warriors of the Ottoman Empire, then later returned home to his country to organized the oppressed Albanians into a fierce and heroic resistance for over 30 years. After converting from Islam to Christianity (the religion of ancestors) he managed to keep the greatest empire on earth at the time from invading Albania. His story is an inspiration to generations of Albanians, wherever they lived. Written by Hectord

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

I did not bring you freedom, but I already found here among all of you.

Genres:

Action | Drama | History

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

12 July 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Skanderbeg  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Magicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
proud of our national hero
24 September 2006 | by (Albania) – See all my reviews

It's a shame that no Albanian made a comment about our hero...

Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeu (1405 - January 17 1468), better known as Skanderbeg, is the most prominent figure in the history of Albania. He is also known as the Dragon of Albania and is the national hero of the Albanians. He is remembered for his struggle against the Ottoman Empire, through the work of his first biographer, Marin Barleti.

The movie definitely needs a remake or something like this because it was shot in '53 and most of cast is Russian or Romanian or Belgian as far as i remember. (this is due to strong communist friendship with them) The movie quality is poor, sound also. (even though it has a magnificent score performed by the national radio television orchestra)

Biography

Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeu (1405 - January 17 1468), better known as Skanderbeg, is the most prominent figure in the history of Albania. He is also known as the Dragon of Albania[1] and is the national hero of Albanians. He is remembered for his struggle against the Ottoman Empire, through the work of his first biographer, Marin Barleti.

In English, his names have variously been spelled: George, Gjergj, Giorgio; Castriota, Kastrioti, Castrioti, Castriottis, Kastriotes, Castriot, Kastriot; Skanderbeg, Scanderbeg, Skenderbeg, Skanderbeu, or Scander-Begh.

His father was a lord of the Kastriotis family. Gjon Kastrioti[5], descended from an ancient family from Mat, and controlled a principality including Mat, Krujë, Mirditë and Dibër.[6]. Voisava, Skanderbeg's mother, was from the Tribalda family[5], a princess[7] from Polog valley[8]. Although he fought in the service of the Ottoman Empire, Skanderbeg soon switched sides and fought against the Ottoman Empire until the time of his death.

IT IS NOT THE TOOL BUT THE CRAFT - ROLAND EMMERICH


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Skanderbeg (1954) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?