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Le dernier seigneur des Balkans 

A half century of history in the Balkans is dramatized in this 4 part miniseries of 360 minutes total duration. Episode 1 takes us from the 1890s to 1914. In 1892, the Ottoman Empire is ... See full summary »








Series cast summary:
Arnaud Binard ...  Zulfikar Bey 4 episodes, 2005
Tasos Nousias Tasos Nousias ...  King Zog of Albania 4 episodes, 2005
Bogumil Atanasov Bogumil Atanasov ...  Riza bey 4 episodes, 2005
Mélisandre Meertens Mélisandre Meertens ...  Esma 4 episodes, 2005
Michaël Cohen ...  Suleyman 4 episodes, 2005
Vagelis Rokos Vagelis Rokos ...  Hikmet 4 episodes, 2005
Stratos Tzortzoglou ...  Takis 4 episodes, 2005
Candela Fernández Candela Fernández ...  Myriam 4 episodes, 2005
Mihalis Giannatos ...  Chevket 4 episodes, 2005
Svetoslav Kamenov Svetoslav Kamenov ...  Young Rasit 4 episodes, 2005
Mathieu Delarive ...  Rasit 4 episodes, 2005
Constantina Alimonou Constantina Alimonou ...  Angelica 4 episodes, 2005
Maria Kavardjikova ...  Saliha Hanim 4 episodes, 2005
Michael Cohen Michael Cohen ...  Suleyman - Adult 4 episodes, 2005
Marios Iordanou Marios Iordanou ...  Dimitri 4 episodes, 2005
Marilita Lambropoulou ...  Pembe 4 episodes, 2005
Eva de Luis Eva de Luis ...  Vera 4 episodes, 2005
Nikolai Urumov Nikolai Urumov ...  Orhan Bei 4 episodes, 2005
Petya Silyanova Petya Silyanova ...  Hamza 4 episodes, 2005
Giorgos Hraniotis ...  Mustafa 4 episodes, 2005
Ivan Petrushinov Ivan Petrushinov ...  Yakup Aga 4 episodes, 2005
Sasho Raychev Sasho Raychev ...  Frach Officer 4 episodes, 2005


A half century of history in the Balkans is dramatized in this 4 part miniseries of 360 minutes total duration. Episode 1 takes us from the 1890s to 1914. In 1892, the Ottoman Empire is being threatened by patriotic nationalists. In Goricka, the lord of the region celebrates the birth of his heir, Zufikar, receiving the name of the prestigious family's founder. The boy is brought up regally, and graduates from the University of Salonika (at the time Turkish). There he befriends a young Greeek, Takis. Zufikar then returns home, where he again meets Esma, the mill owner's daughter, a childhood acquaintance. Passion erupts between "Z" and Esma. Disagreeing over Esma's sense of virtue, "Z" leaves her without knowing she is carrying his child. Alone and abandoned, Esma marries the coach driver Mustafa, to avoid the disgrace of being a single mother. "Z", in an attempt to forget Esma marries Myriam, a Jewish refugee from Salonika In Episode 2, World War II erupts in the Balkans, then ... Written by Gonz30

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France | Greece | Poland | Spain | Bulgaria



Release Date:

2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó balkáni nagyúr See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria

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(4 episodes)


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great movie
18 July 2007 | by cd9652aSee all my reviews

This series was good. It showed the complexity of the Balkan region. Also showed how bad communism was. Hoxha was a brute. The casting was good too. I also liked how the world changed during the decades. A shame that not many people commented on this TV movie.

A sequel to this movie can be played in our heads. Communism is the loser for sure. Nationalism will win. I would assume that the baby will be brought up by the Greek chap who would become a rich magnate. He would adopt his values which is better than that of his birth mother's (communism) and birth father's (nationalism). The Greek man's ideology is every man for himself.

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