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The Great Water (2004)

Golemata voda (original title)
An ailing communist reflects on his childhood in Stalinist Yugoslavia.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Saso Kekenovski ...
Lem Nikodinoski
Maja Stankovska ...
Isak Keyten
Mitko Apostolovski ...
Ariton
Verica Nedeska ...
Olivera Srezoska
Risto Gogovski ...
The Bellman
Nikolina Kujaca ...
Ariton's Wife
Meto Jovanovski ...
Old Lem Nikodinoski
Aleksandar Ribak ...
Metodija Griskoski
Vladimir Svetiev ...
Sekule (the geography teacher)
Petar Mircevski ...
Dervutoski (the gym teacher)
Goce Deskoski ...
Klimoski
Marina Cakalova ...
Lence
Zoran Popovski ...
Nikolce
Oliver Trifunov ...
Spasko
Goran Ilic ...
Doctor (in the ambulance)
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An ailing communist reflects on his childhood in Stalinist Yugoslavia.

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2004 submission to the Academy for consideration as Best Foreign Language Film, but not nominated. See more »

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Unbelievable rise of the Macedonian cultural sensibility
16 September 2004 | by (Skopje, Macedonia) – See all my reviews

The Great Water represent an absolute summary of the emotional values that Macedonian literature has given us for centuries. An outstanding performance and adaptation of the novel, originally written for children. The structure of the film, unintentionally follows the smooth fabric of Zhivko Chingo's structural approach in writing, and that is something that really amazes me. This is an unbelievable rise of the Macedoian cultural sensibility in means of presenting the potential through a wider view, in a western way, but yet so familiar and authentic. I think that all movie lovers, esp. those enjoying the films of Steven Spielberg, David Lynch and Wim Wenders will love this film, since the film line has similarities to these authors, but, again it is totally authentic.


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