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Sokol Did Not Love Him (1988)

Sokol ga nije volio (original title)
| Drama, War
The story begins in a small rural village in Slavonia,Ladimirevci in 1943, where a land owner Sima is helping the Partisan Movement and the official Ustasha regime in order to save the life... See full summary »

Director:

Branko Schmidt (as Branko Smit)

Writers:

Branko Schmidt (as Branko Smit), Fabijan Sovagovic (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabijan Sovagovic Fabijan Sovagovic ... Sima
Filip Sovagovic Filip Sovagovic ... Benos
Krunoslav Saric Krunoslav Saric ... Andra (as Kruno Saric)
Nada Subotic Nada Subotic ... Staza
Ivo Gregurevic ... Toma
Suzana Nikolic Suzana Nikolic ... Margita
Mate Ergovic Mate Ergovic ... Cic Steva (as Mato Ergovic)
Djordje Bosanac Djordje Bosanac ... Bona
Branka Trlin-Matula Branka Trlin-Matula ... Reza (as Branka Trlin)
Ivo Fici Ivo Fici ... Tucic
Ankica Dobric Ankica Dobric ... Tonka
Zeljko Sestic Zeljko Sestic ... Moca
Ljiljana Gener Ljiljana Gener ... Baka
Slavko Juraga ... Joca
Zvonimir Torjanac Zvonimir Torjanac ... Hanzika
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The story begins in a small rural village in Slavonia,Ladimirevci in 1943, where a land owner Sima is helping the Partisan Movement and the official Ustasha regime in order to save the life of his son Benes, who is enlisted in the German army. Sima doesn't want to let his son fight for the wrong side any more, and doesn't want to give him to the Partisans either, so he hides him in his attic for the time being. The story is interwoven with episodes of Sima trying to muster a beautiful stallion - Sokol - who only answers to his son Benes and clearly doesn't like his old man. Written by Kristijan Stakor

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The Film was entirely shot in a small village of Selci, near Ladimirevci in Slavonia (Croatia), and in Ladimirevci itself. See more »

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Civil war is worse than any hell imaginable
3 January 2019 | by purger-2See all my reviews

World War II in Croatia was among those wars in which pure survival was a very complicated thing. Story how a simple man is trying to survive between hell of Nazism and hell of Communism is not a simple one, and yet few movies were made in Yugoslavia like this one, only ten years before, in the 70s, the entire crew would be probably jailed, not becuse it shows lies, but because it shows how an honest individual didn't have a chance between two evils.

A very dark and yet quite emotional film about times in which honest people were destroyed. A must see for everyone who wants to understand Croatia and why there is much tragedy around wars.


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