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The Battle of Neretva (1969)
"Bitka na Neretvi" (original title)

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Vlado
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Col. Kranzer
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Capt. Michele Riva
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Danica
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Gen. Lohring
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Gen. Morelli
Milena Dravic ...
Nada
Sergey Bondarchuk ...
Martin (as Sergej Bondarcuk)
Ljubisa Samardzic ...
Novak
Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic ...
Stole (as Bata Zivojinovic)
Boris Dvornik ...
Stipe
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Nikola
Pavle Vuisic ...
Sofer Jordan
Howard Ross ...
Sgt. Mario (as Renato Rossini)
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In January 1943 German army, afraid of Allied invasion of Balkans, launched great offensive against Yugoslav Partisans in Western Bosnia. The only way out for Partisan forces and thousands of refugees was the bridge on the river Neretva. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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partisan | bosnia | river | invasion | army | See more »

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An Epic Chronicle Of Raw Courage

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Drama | War

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Release Date:

7 October 1969 (Yugoslavia)  »

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The Battle of Neretva  »

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$71,015,000 (estimated)
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Poster for this film was made by Pablo Picasso, and it was only one of two movie posters that he made. He did it as a great fan of Yugoslavian movies, and, according to the stories of people who were involved in filming, Picasso did not ask for money for the poster, in turn, he asked for a box of Yugoslav finest wines. See more »

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Through a Glass Darkly
24 May 2010 | by (France) – See all my reviews

An amazing film. I have seen a 1h24 version, which is cut (you might say shot)to pieces, and it is like a Western European person's understanding of that part of the war - seen as though far away. You can't even tell the uniforms apart, which makes it all the more moving. You have no idea who is friend or foe. This is Europe tearing itself apart. And it's incomprehensible. All that's left is the terrible human (and equine - they did this on foot and on horseback) cost.

Knowing that Yougoslavia recently went through all this again makes it even more tragic.

The music is fabulous too.

I think I shall try to find a full 2 hour Yougoslave version.


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