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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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Excellent movie but couldn't the music be better?
28 February 2008 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

The movie is the story of the little Macedonian kid Lem who fell victim to the 2nd World War by witnessing the loss of his parents. Like so many guys and girls picked from the different parts of Macedonia which was once one of the republics of the Yugoslavian Republic, Lem is brought to an orphanage house which serves as an agent of regimentation. The Socialist regime needs ambitious and well-trained guys and girls who are expected to be die-heart patriots against the Nazist and Fascist threats. Poorly aware of the Socialist training and its consequences, Kim starts to be exposed to the building blocks of socialism.His life starts to change once a mysterious boy steps into the wrecking camp. Kim's curiosity and penchant for being closer to this mysterious boy draw the two characters to chain of irreversible events. Based upon a very famous Macedonian novel, the movie is excellent in the great performance shown by the actors and actresses. The director's way of introducing the story to the viewers is so good.There is only one thing missing in the movie.That's the choice of the music for the movie.I am convinced that the director could choose better music.


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