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Banovic Strahinja
Dragan Nikolic ...
Alija
Sanja Vejnovic ...
Andja
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Nikola-Kole Angelovski ...
Timotije (as Kole Angelovski)
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Jug Bogdan
Petar Banicevic ...
Jug Bogdan (voice)
Miodrag Radovanovic ...
Banovic Strahinja (voice)
Stojan 'Stole' Arandjelovic ...
Pop Gradislav (as Stole Arandelovic)
Rados Bajic ...
Bosko Jugovic
Mirko Boman ...
Turcin s majmunom - clan Alijine bande
Gisela Fackeldey ...
Efilija - zena iskopanih ociju (as Giesella Fackelday)
Mirjana Kauzlaric ...
Robinja
Zlatko Madunic ...
Georgios - dvorjanin
Charles Millot ...
Plemic na dvoru Jug Bogdana
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In late 14th century medieval Serbia becomes the target of Ottoman invaders. One of their renegade gangs burns the castle and takes young wife of Banovic Strahinja, respected Serbian noble. Banovic Strahinja begins long and almost futile quest for her wife despite everybody else's doubts in her fidelity. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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20 April 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The one for connoisseurs.

The film is based on an old Serbian epic song. It is one of not too many Yugoslav films with medieval 14 century theme, so only for that, for me, it would be worth a look.

Dragan Nikolic is brilliant as Vlah Alija, with no other than Franco Nero as Banovic Strahinja. Rade Serbedzija is exceptional as a crazy dervish and the scene where he is impaled by the Turks is more than powerful.

A minor curiosity in this day and age is that the film with such a typical Serbian folk story was directed by a Croat.


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