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The Third Half (2012)

Treto poluvreme (original title)
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Determined to build the best football club in the country, Dimitry hires the German coach, Rudolph Spitz, to galvanize his rag tag team but - when the first Nazi tanks roll through the city and Rebecca, the beautiful daughter of a local banker, elopes with his star player, all Dimitry's plans must change.

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Darko Mitrevski

Writers:

Darko Mitrevski, Grgur Strujic (co-writer)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katarina Ivanovska Katarina Ivanovska ... Rebecca
Sasko Kocev Sasko Kocev ... Kosta
Richard Sammel ... Spitz
Rade Serbedzija ... Don Rafael
Emil Ruben Emil Ruben ... Garvanov
Mitko Apostolovski Mitko Apostolovski ... Dimitriy
Verica Nedeska ... Jamilla
Igor Angelov Igor Angelov ... Afrika
Toni Mihajlovski ... Pancho
Gorast Cvetkovski Gorast Cvetkovski ... Skeptic
Oliver Mitkovski Oliver Mitkovski ... Yordan
Ivica Dimitrijevic Ivica Dimitrijevic ... Prof
Aksel Mehmet Aksel Mehmet ... Shiljo (Goofy)
Dimitrija Doksevski Dimitrija Doksevski ... Gengys
Milan Tocinovski Milan Tocinovski ... Manga
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Determined to build the best football club in the country, Dimitry hires the German coach, Rudolph Spitz, to galvanize his rag tag team but - when the first Nazi tanks roll through the city and Rebecca, the beautiful daughter of a local banker, elopes with his star player, all Dimitry's plans must change.

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Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Narrative Award Winner: 2014 See more »

Goofs

The film contains several factual mistakes that are very easy to be checked, because there is a video and photo archive of this football match between FC Makedonia and FC Levski in the archive ot SS.Cyril and Metodius National Library in Sofia. For example, nowhere in the meeting is not waving Nazi flags, like shown in the movie. The film argues that the players of FC Levski raise their hands in a Nazi salute "Heil Hitler", but as the link below shows that hands of both of the teams are raised and it is not a Nazi salute, but simply hands raised in the air. At the second photo from the link below you may see that actually as a Nazi salute "Heil Hitler" have raised the players of FC Macedonia. One more factual mistake is that at the movie is shown that the Bulgarian administrative and military authorities are deporting the Jews from Skopie and two more cities to the gas chambers of Treblinka. The truth is that the Bulgarian police at this area is under german control. Factual mistake is that on the carriages used for the Jews deportation is written "BDZ" (Bulgarian State Railways), but at the photos from the same period is visible that this is not true, because in fact the carriages arrives from Germany and they belong to the Third Reich. See more »

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a testimony
1 August 2016 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

embroidery of stories. slice of history. joy, love, ambition, passion. and the war. changing all. a great film for the fine recreation of atmosphere. for the good intentions. for the sketch of love story. for the passion for football in coherent manner. like many films from the East, a form of exorcism. not real surprising. because the art is tool for old testimonies about pain, injustice, hope, small victories. and this is the motif for see The Third Halv. more as a collection of old photos than example of acting. because remains the impression of fear of actors to assume in real manner, the roles. sure, an explanation could be the absence of artistic skills. but important remains the authenticity of scenes from a lost Macedonia and the stories of this in many ways, ignored land.this is the essence of the work of Darko Mitrevski. and it is an admirable work.


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Release Date:

27 September 2012 (Republic of North Macedonia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Macedonia

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Budget:

EUR2,300,000 (estimated)
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Kino Oko, fx3x, I/O Post See more »
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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