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Stephen the Great - Vaslui 1475 (1975)

Stefan cel Mare - Vaslui 1475 (original title)
In 1475 when Stephen the Great ruler of Moldavia is facing an invading Ottoman army of 120 000 men the fate of Christian Europe largely depends on the battle's outcome.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gheorghe Cozorici ...
Stefan cel Mare / Stephen the Great
Gheorghe Dinica ...
Violeta Andrei ...
Maria of Mangop, Stephen's wife
Toma Dimitriu ...
Stanciu, Stephen's advisor
Sandina Stan ...
Lady Ilisafta
Geo Barton ...
Nobleman Manole Jder
Anna Széles ...
Marusca, Daughter of Iatco Hudici (as Ana Széles)
Iurie Darie ...
Nobleman Simion Jder
Sebastian Papaiani ...
Nobleman Ionut Jder
Emanoil Petrut ...
Orthodox Patriarch Nicodim
Ioana Dragan ...
Florin Piersic ...
Nobleman Cristea Jder
Draga Olteanu Matei ...
Midwife Irina (as Draga Olteanu-Matei)
Dina Cocea ...
Sultana Mara
Colea Rautu ...
Pasha Soliman


In 1475 Prince Stephen the Great ruler of Moldavia is facing an invading Ottoman Turkish army of 120 000 men.Only 22 years before,the Ottoman Sultan Mahomed II had conquered Constantinople,the capital of Eastern Roman Empire. Once installed in the capital of the Byzantine Emperors the Sultan sets his sights on the whole of Europe.His enormous armies of Janissaries, Sipahis and Akincis already conquered The Trebizond, the Mediteranean Isles, Greece, Albania and Bosnia.Only a few East European kingdoms are still standing unconquered in the path of the Turks.Moldavia's brave ruler Prince Stephen the Great sends envoys to the courts of Europe to warn of the Turkish menace and to ask for military help.Sultan Mahomed decides to cross the frozen wide river Danube and attack Moldavia in winter time.He's sending general Soliman-Pasha with 80 000 troops toward Bulgaria to join 2 Turkish armies led by Hrana-Beg and Ali-Beg.Europe's fate depends on the outcome of the battle. Written by nufs68

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Release Date:

6 January 1975 (Romania)  »

Also Known As:

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ROL 12,120,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Romanian Director Mircea Dragan co-wrote the screenplay and directed this motion picture. See more »

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Beautiful film
23 April 2007 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Mixture of history and propaganda. Page of national chronicle, testimony for Comunist regime of its important, messianic role in the Romanian destiny.

In same measure, a beautiful film about sacrifice and courage,realistic image of Moldavian Middle Age, description of a special reign for Romanian conscience and a interesting acting.

Stefan the Great is principal ruler of Romanian past,Orthodox saint, romantic character and national hero, the Romanian as archetype. His private life, military art, battles and monasteries, glory and legends, portraits and errors, religious spirit and cruelty are parts of national conscience and bricks of Golden Age. The film presents each this elements as aspects of a impressive father of nation, with some pink shadows and deep respect for facts. In fact, "Stefan cel Mare" is reflection of subtle art of a great film director for who the image as touching message was an iron rule.

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