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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

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)
Dimitrija Doksevski ...
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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27 September 2012 (Republic of Macedonia)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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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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Outstanding work of art. Amazing cinematography
10 March 2013 | by (Balkans) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of the best outstanding Macedonian movies ever made in the history of Macedonian cinematography.

The Third Half is filled with lots of painful truths assembled in a beautiful love story continued with soccer events that wake up the spirit inside you. It's amazing that this movie so easily creates the cheering effect and you are cheering all the way.

While watching the movie i smiled so good, I was laughing out loud at certain extremely funny moments and then I cried. After crying I laughed again, I laughed so sweet I loved the taste of those tears. In the end I cried smiling. This movie creates such strong emotional waves that you are not able to resist the urge to go along with them.

We were organized to watch the movie in the USA embassy and I would like to thank all the guys who made this happen.

Amazing work of art! Watch it and you will absolutely love it!


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