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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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The Time: May, 1943. The Place: Yugoslavia. The Mission: Capture Tito dead or alive and destroy the Partisan Nation! See more »

Genres:

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 »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Richard Burton considered the role of Josip Broz Tito his worst. See more »

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Rather sad and gripping
8 July 2001 | by martin_humbleSee all my reviews

This 1973 rather sad and gripping World War2 story takes place in former Yugoslavia. Though close to being too "patriotic", showing the people of Yugoslavia:s sacrifices and struggle against diabolic Germans, the movie is quite realistic. We follow supremecommander Tito, rather well-played by Richard Burton, who leads the Yugoslav forces. Tito is shown as a peoples man who fights together with his people and helps the wounded. As usual the story base upon the not to original "good guy/bad guy" idea. In this story the good thing is that it is not the US or English army that act as good guys - but the partisan army. The film is not the greatest I have seen, and as a WW2 drama I can only recommend it for the rare opportunity of following another army than the US or English.


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