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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 »

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Gjergj Xhuvani
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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 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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France | Albania

Language:

Albanian

Release Date:

31 October 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Hasla See more »

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Albania

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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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Surprisingly good
17 May 2002 | by Teach-7See all my reviews

Low budget movies need something to draw attention to them, lacking big stars and great effects. Slogans has those somethings in spades! We get to know an Albanian teacher arriving at a country school, around 1984. He seems to be a sympathetic guy.

The school seems to be less interested in teaching the children real subjects than pushing communist propaganda down their throats. Much of the week is spent on the hillsides, where the pupils whitewash stones and arrange them into huge letters with slogans like "Long live international Communism". The slogans can be seen from far off, thus securing that no citizen will be able to avoid them. Unruly teachers and classes are punished with very long sentences! Comic and tragic scenes are plentiful as the people struggle with the whims of the local communist party and the school principal's unrequited love for one of the female teachers.

Post-war Albanian history is terribly strange, weird and bizarre. Sandwiched between Christian and Moslem influences, this mountaineous country was isolated for a very long time, due to the paranoia of their leader, Enver Hoxha. Sensing enemies (revisionists) all around him, he closed the borders and nixed any international co-operation. This movie gives a fair account of what life must have been like in Albania at the time. It's well made, a bit on the long side, but still worthwhile for those who seek unusual films.


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