Yugoslav war epic lacks decent technical qualities
WILD WIND is one of a handful of Yugoslavian WW2 films made during the 1980s. In these would-be epics, a handful of partisans invariably fight back against Nazi oppression and end up winning the day.
Sadly, these films are also marked by a lack of decent framing, staging, and budgeting, and they come across as cheap and slapdash more than anything else. The story of a planned attack on a fortified Nazi train should never be boring, but it is here, thanks to a general humdrum feel and some battle scenes which feel like stock footage.
As is the case with these productions, a couple of American stars are brought in to prop things up (including old-timers George Montgomery and former child actor Jay North) while the rest of the cast is populated by local actors.
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