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Bitka na Neretvi (1969)

World war two drama about the 1943 battle around the Neretva River between Axis forces and Yugoslav partisan units.

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Riva
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Danica
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Senator
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Lohring
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Morelli
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Nada
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Martin (as Sergej Bondarcuk)
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Novak
Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic ...
Stole (as Bata Zivojinovic)
Boris Dvornik ...
Stipe
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Nikola
Pavle Vuisic ...
Sofer
Howard Ross ...
Mario (as Renato Rossini)
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Storyline

Battle on Neretva known as the ''fourth offensive'' the most humane battle in World War II led by Yugoslav partisans. In January 1943 German army, afraid of Allied invasion of Balkans, launched great offensive against Yugoslav Partisans in Western Bosnia.They encircle the mountain and begin the mop up operation. Out gunned and outnumbered the partisans must not only take care of themselves but try to protect thousands of refugees too. Providing a heroic resistance, multiple superior enemy partisans advancing towards the only remaining bridge over the Neretva river, through which they intend to transfer himself and wounded at free territory. Therefore, all the shock decision of the Supreme Headquarters to demolish the bridge, but it is just as foolish ruse to weaken the enemy forces on the other side of the river. Movie Battle of Neretva is usually the most famous work by the Yugoslav film industry has produced. Written by krule88

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A wartime struggle to enthral you . . . portrayed by a star-studded cast See more »

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Drama | War

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G | See all certifications »

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7 October 1969 (Yugoslavia)  »

Also Known As:

The Battle of the River Neretva  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Three members of the cast played Bond villains in Bond movies: Curd Jürgens was Stromberg in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Orson Welles was Le Chiffre in Casino Royale (1967)--they can be seen together acting in the same scene--and Anthony Dawson played Ernst Stavro Blofeld in Thunderball (1965) and From Russia with Love (1963). See more »

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Referenced in Rane (1998) See more »

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Great war movie
11 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie is very interesting especially because it is made in 1969. Veljko Bulajic made a very good job, with international cast even I don't like Bulajic and his movies very much. Now we have to expect his new movie "Sarajevo" without Abdulah Sidran who had to work on a screenplay. I think that he should not direct that movie. "Bitka na Neretvi" is great movie, with special effects that are better than 90% in new movies. But it was the old time in old Yugoslavia, when everything was possible even the great movies such is this. If you haven't watched it, you should, because you will be satisfied.


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