Extremely rare and interesting Croatian semi-documentary drama about the history of Istria from 1918-1920.
It is about difficult times in Croatian family in Istria under Italian rule and the beginning of Italian fascism.
The spoken language is Croatian (Istrian dialect), with some Italian.
A brief historical background:
After Napoleonic Wars and controversial Congress of Vienna (1814-1815) , Istria became a part of Austro-Hungarian Empire's province Austrian Littoral from 1815-1918.
Based on a a secret pact between the Triple Entente and Italy, signed in London on 26 April 1915, and known as Treaty of London (1915), Kingdom of Italy claimed large parts of former Austro-Hungarian Empire after the end of WW I. Finally, after the Treaty of Rapallo (1920), large parts of territories inhabited with 480.000 Croats and Slovenians were given to Italy.
Istria remained a part of Italy until the end of WW II, when it was liberated by Tito's partisans. And finally with Paris Peace Treaties (1947) the final borders were established between new Republic of Italy and Federal State of Yugoslavia (later known as SFRJ).
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