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Gazija (1981)

Gazija are military men who patrol the boundaries of the Ottoman Empire in mid-18th century. One such man has trouble reconciling times of peace with his Gazija standing.

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Dusan Janicijevic ...
Alija Djerzelez
Fahro Konjhodzic ...
(as Fahro Konjohodzic)
Miralem Zupcevic ...
Hrsuz
Zaim Muzaferija
Jadranka Selec
Ante Vican ...
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Milan 'Lane' Gutovic ...
(as Milan Gutovic)
Krunoslav Saric
Abdurrahman Shala ...
(as Abdurahman Salja)
Maljo Gami
Pavle Vuisic ...
Papaz (as Pavle Vujisic)
Metod Pevec
Dragomir Felba
Rastislav Jovic
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Gazija are military men who patrol the boundaries of the Ottoman Empire in mid-18th century. One such man has trouble reconciling times of peace with his Gazija standing.

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23 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

This movie is loosely based on Nobel prize winner Ivo Andric's short story "Put Alije Djerdjeleza" ("The Voyage of Alija Djerdjelez"). However, many events are added, and the main character is considerably changed: he is not lust-crazed but haunted by the blood spilled in his many military campaigns.

The title means "ghazi", a distinguished Muslim warrior. Indeed, at the beginning we see Alija as a fearless warrior, respected by all. But, just like Shakespeare's Coriolanus, war is his all life, and he is not able to deal with other people. So many hate him, and even he loathes some of his actions.

In the movie you can also see a reconstruction of life in Balkans under the Turks. There are many fine actors in minor roles as well. It is certainly a worthwhile viewing.


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