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Walter Defends Sarajevo (1972)
"Valter brani Sarajevo" (original title)

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True story about a man who tried to stop Nazi soldiers in World War II.

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Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic ...
Rade Markovic ...
Ljubisa Samardzic ...
Zis
Neda Spasojevic ...
Mirna
Dragomir 'Gidra' Bojanic ...
Kondor
Slobodan Dimitrijevic ...
Suri
Hannjo Hasse ...
Rolf Römer ...
Bischoff
Wilhelm Koch-Hooge ...
Podpukovnik Hagen
Pavle Vuisic ...
Otpravnik vozova (as Pavle Vujisic)
Faruk Begolli ...
Branko
Stevo Zigon ...
Dr. Miskovic
Etela Pardo ...
Azra
Jovan-Burdus Janicijevic ...
Josic / Stric
Vladan Holec ...
Brzi (as Vladan Milasinovic)
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Retreating German armies are in desperate need of fuel. Valter, mysterious and charismatic resistance leader can jeopardize their supply. Germans carry out cunning plan in order to eliminate that obstacle. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Das Ist Walter!!!

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24 November 1972 (East Germany)  »

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Einer ist Sarajewo  »

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Movie is very popular in China, where Valter's name is printed on the beer sticker, with the photo of the actor, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic. See more »

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Propaganda has never looked so good
20 August 2002 | by (Toronto, ON.) – See all my reviews

The lyrics of U2's 1997 hit 'Discotheque' apply perfectly to "Valter brani Sarajevo" and sum up my feelings about the movie:

'......you know you're chewing bubble-gum,*** you know what that is, but you still want some,*** you just can't get enough of that lovie-dovie stuff........'

On one hand, this is another one of the ridiculous state-sponsored war bonanzas taking up a large part of 1960s and '70s Yugoslav cinematography - most of them high on propaganda, cheap stereotypes and tear jerk moments seen coming from a mile away, designed to glorify the struggle of 'Yugoslav peoples' against German occupiers & domestic traitors. However, on the other, it is also a pretty well made 'lemonade with lotsa sugar' action flick with a decent plot and good characters that pull the viewer right in and don't let go.

It, of course, stars Bata Zivojinovic and Ljubisa Samardzic in yet another role that calls for 'Yugoslavia's top duo' to outsmart, outwit and eliminate as many Germans as humanly possible.

Supposedly, "Valter brani Sarajevo" was a hit of huge proportions in China where to this day our boy Bata is an enormous star. Well, I guess billion Chinese can't be wrong.


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