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Slogans (2001)

Andre starts as a teacher in a remote mountain village in Albania. His first task is to choose one of two communist slogans. He picks the shorter one, which is appreciated by his class, ... See full summary »

Director:

Gjergj Xhuvani
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5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
David Elmasllari David Elmasllari ... David
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marko Bitraku Marko Bitraku ... Gjin
Mirjana Dedi Mirjana Dedi ... Mira
Artur Gorishti ... Andre
Birçe Hasko Birçe Hasko ... Sabaf
Niko Kanxheri Niko Kanxheri ... Selman
Fadil Kujovska Fadil Kujovska ... Pashk
Rita Ladi Rita Ladi ... Lumja
Robert Ndrenika Robert Ndrenika ... Llesh
Agim Qirjaqi Agim Qirjaqi ... Directeur de l'ecole
Luiza Xhuvani Luiza Xhuvani ... Diana
Festim Çela Festim Çela ... Festim
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Andre starts as a teacher in a remote mountain village in Albania. His first task is to choose one of two communist slogans. He picks the shorter one, which is appreciated by his class, because they have to build the slogan on the hillside using whitewashed rocks. However, this means that the longer slogan goes to Diana, the French teacher to whom Andre is attracted. Andre gets on the wrong side of the communist party boss of the village, when he stands up for an unjustly accused goat herdsman, whom he had befriended. The boss is determined to take his revenge on Andre. Written by Will Gilbert

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Comedy | Drama

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Official submission of Albania for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 74th Academy Awards in 2002. See more »

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One of the unknown faces of communism.
29 October 2002 | by pajarobelgaSee all my reviews

I've seen this film in the Festival International de Films d'Amour (Love film international festival) in Mons, Belgium, while spending one year in Belgium as an Erasmus student. This film was one the greatest surprises of the festival. However, it wasn't on competition. I agree with the previous spectator's opinion. I have to add a commentary about one of the scenes I was shocked by: an extremely poor shepherd who cannot read or write is taken to court accused of being imperialist and opposed to communism. The reason? Some of his goats had moved some of the stones that composed the slogans the day before and was finally sent to prison. Too sad. If you have the possibility of seeing the film, go for it.


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Country:

France | Albania

Language:

Albanian

Release Date:

31 October 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Hasła See more »

Filming Locations:

Albania

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