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Sutjeska (1973)

PG | | War | 3 July 1973 (Yugoslavia)
The Battle of Sutjeska known as ''Fifth offensive'' is the hardest, most tragic and the greatest battle that was led Yugoslav Partisans in World War II. Chaos, hell, fates, suffering, ... See full summary »

Director:

Stipe Delic

Writers:

Sergey Bondarchuk (additional material), Wolf Mankowitz | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Burton ... Josip Broz Tito
Ljuba Tadic ... Sava Kovacevic
Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic ... Nikola (as Bata Zivojinovic)
Irene Papas ... Borina majka
Milena Dravic ... Vera
Bert Sotlar Bert Sotlar ... Barba
Boris Dvornik Boris Dvornik ... Dalmatinac
Rade Markovic Rade Markovic ... Rados
Ljubisa Samardzic ... Stanojlo ... topdzija s konjem
Milan Puzic Milan Puzic ... Clan glavnog staba
Nikola-Kole Angelovski Nikola-Kole Angelovski ... Stanojlov pomagac (as Kole Angelovski)
Stojan 'Stole' Arandjelovic Stojan 'Stole' Arandjelovic ... Pop (as Stole Arandjelovic)
Relja Basic Relja Basic ... Captain Stewart
Branko Spoljar Branko Spoljar ... Clan glavnog staba
Petar Banicevic Petar Banicevic ... Captain Deakin / Sinkronizira Tita
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The Battle of Sutjeska known as ''Fifth offensive'' is the hardest, most tragic and the greatest battle that was led Yugoslav Partisans in World War II. Chaos, hell, fates, suffering, heroic deaths and all the tragedy of Sutjeska is a one poetic way and at the same time on one tragically way described in this phenomenal movie. This movie, was made for the 30th anniversary of the battle is also the most expensive movie in the history of Yugoslav cinema. Written by krule88

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War

Certificate:

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Country:

Yugoslavia

Language:

Serbo-Croatian | German | English

Release Date:

3 July 1973 (Yugoslavia) See more »

Also Known As:

A Quinta Ofensiva See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Hardy Krüger filmed scenes but does not appear in the final cut. Richard Burton's diary (a hostile source, as Burton vocally disliked his German colleague) records Krüger's clashes with script doctor Wolf Mankowitz to enlarge his part, and a frustrated Mankowitz calling him "the Nazi Tab Hunter". See more »

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WWII drama based on true events
19 June 2017 | by jovana-13676See all my reviews

Here is the real antifascist army fighting the real antifascist war. Richard Burton plays the beloved Yugoslav president Tito, who cast Burton himself. Milena Dravic, Bata Zivojinovic, Boris Dvornik, Ljubisa Samardzic were the A-listers of former Yugoslavia, all of them with drama school background. All actors in Yugoslavia were required to have a degree in acting. So, Burton was surrounded with quite a cast. Beautifully photographed on real locations, with great fight scenes and explosions that Yugoslav partisan films were famous for, this is a film about very sad events in history. Just like The Flags of Our Fathers, it's realistic and heart-wrenching. You don't wanna see it twice.


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