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Golemata voda (2004)

An ailing communist reflects on his childhood in Stalinist Yugoslavia.

Director:

Ivo Trajkov

Writers:

Zhivko Chingo (novel), Ivo Trajkov | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Saso Kekenovski Saso Kekenovski ... Lem Nikodinoski
Maja Stankovska Maja Stankovska ... Isak Keyten
Mitko Apostolovski Mitko Apostolovski ... Ariton
Verica Nedeska Verica Nedeska ... Olivera Srezoska
Risto Gogovski Risto Gogovski ... The Bellman
Nikolina Kujaca Nikolina Kujaca ... Ariton's Wife
Meto Jovanovski Meto Jovanovski ... Old Lem Nikodinoski
Aleksandar Ribak Aleksandar Ribak ... Metodija Griskoski
Vladimir Svetiev Vladimir Svetiev ... Sekule (the geography teacher)
Petar Mircevski Petar Mircevski ... Dervutoski (the gym teacher)
Goce Deskoski Goce Deskoski ... Klimoski
Marina Cakalova Marina Cakalova ... Lence
Zoran Popovski Zoran Popovski ... Nikolce
Oliver Trifunov Oliver Trifunov ... Spasko
Goran Ilic Goran Ilic ... Doctor (in the ambulance)
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Storyline

An ailing communist reflects on his childhood in Stalinist Yugoslavia.

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Genres:

Drama | War

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Release Date:

21 April 2005 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great Water See more »

Filming Locations:

Bitola, Macedonia See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$14,432, 8 August 2005
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Three main locations: the courtyard, the factory and the lake are actually more than 100 miles from each other. Blending all three locations into one was done by very carefully selected camera angles and set pieces. See more »

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Unbelievable rise of the Macedonian cultural sensibility
16 September 2004 | by dragecSee all my reviews

The Great Water represent an absolute summary of the emotional values that Macedonian literature has given us for centuries. An outstanding performance and adaptation of the novel, originally written for children. The structure of the film, unintentionally follows the smooth fabric of Zhivko Chingo's structural approach in writing, and that is something that really amazes me. This is an unbelievable rise of the Macedoian cultural sensibility in means of presenting the potential through a wider view, in a western way, but yet so familiar and authentic. I think that all movie lovers, esp. those enjoying the films of Steven Spielberg, David Lynch and Wim Wenders will love this film, since the film line has similarities to these authors, but, again it is totally authentic.


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