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The Third Half (2012)
"Treto poluvreme" (original title)

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Determined to build the best football club in the country, Dimitry hires the German coach, Rudolph Spitz, to galvanize his rag tag team but - when the first Nazi tanks roll through the city and Rebecca, the beautiful daughter of a local banker, elopes with his star player, all Dimitry's plans must change.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katarina Ivanovska ...
Rebecca
Sasko Kocev ...
Kosta
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Spitz
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Don Rafael
Emil Ruben ...
Garvanov
Mitko Apostolovski ...
Dimitriy
Verica Nedeska ...
Jamilla
Igor Angelov ...
Afrika
Toni Mihajlovski ...
Pancho
Gorast Cvetkovski ...
Skeptic
Oliver Mitkovski ...
Yordan
Ivica Dimitrijevic ...
Prof
Aksel Mehmet ...
Shiljo (Goofy)
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Gengys
Milan Tocinovski ...
Manga
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Determined to build the best football club in the country, Dimitry hires the German coach, Rudolph Spitz, to galvanize his rag tag team but - when the first Nazi tanks roll through the city and Rebecca, the beautiful daughter of a local banker, elopes with his star player, all Dimitry's plans must change.

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The official submission of Macedonia to the Best Foreign Language Film of the 85th Academy Awards 2013. See more »

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The film contains several factual mistakes that are very easy to be checked, because there is a video and photo archive of this football match between FC Makedonia and FC Levski in the archive ot SS.Cyril and Metodius National Library in Sofia. For example, nowhere in the meeting is not waving Nazi flags, like shown in the movie. The film argues that the players of FC Levski raise their hands in a Nazi salute "Heil Hitler", but as the link below shows that hands of both of the teams are raised and it is not a Nazi salute, but simply hands raised in the air. At the second photo from the link below you may see that actually as a Nazi salute "Heil Hitler" have raised the players of FC Macedonia. One more factual mistake is that at the movie is shown that the Bulgarian administrative and military authorities are deporting the Jews from Skopie and two more cities to the gas chambers of Treblinka. The truth is that the Bulgarian police at this area is under german control. Factual mistake is that on the carriages used for the Jews deportation is written "BDZ" (Bulgarian State Railways), but at the photos from the same period is visible that this is not true, because in fact the carriages arrives from Germany and they belong to the Third Reich. See more »

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spread love not hate
30 April 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"That is why I have massage for them, spread love not hate." Wouldn't that be nice if it only were true. From all I've read here about that movie and across the Internet, it seems that the purpose of it is just the opposite. How can you spread love and friendship by instigating hatred towards people by simply distorting historical facts? Obviously the movie is not one of love when it comes to Bulgarians. To make it worse, these are people who not so long ago were considered as blood brothers by the Macedonians. Guess what, came communism and turned those Macedonians from before the WWII to what Macedonians are today - brain-washed people with science-fiction history. Example is "The Third Half". Yes, there are few good moments in the movie and relatively good acting by some of the actors - and that's about it. It is made to be liked by people with no knowledge of the real facts that happened during the war in Macedonia.


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