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The Liberation of Skopje (2016)

Osloboduvanje na Skopje (original title)
Skopje 1941, the city occupied by Germans and their Bulgarian allies. Zoran, a boy of 11, witnesses the horrors of war. Zoran's father is away fighting in the partisan army. Zoran's mother ... See full summary »

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Dusan Jovanovic (as Dushan Jovanovic), Rade Serbedzija
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rade Serbedzija ... Gjorgjije
Mikko Nousiainen ... Hans
Lucija Serbedzija Lucija Serbedzija ... Lica
Silvija Stojanovska Silvija Stojanovska ... Lenche
Nebojsa Glogovac ... Dushan
David Todosovski David Todosovski ... Zoran
Hristina Dimovska Hristina Dimovska ... Anica
Ratka Radmanovic Ratka Radmanovic ... Grandma Vida
Dejan Zafirov Dejan Zafirov ... Crazy Vava
Stojce Ivanovic Stojce Ivanovic ... Trajko
Aleksandar Mihajlovski Aleksandar Mihajlovski ... Aco
Aleksej Spasovski Aleksej Spasovski ... Risto (as Aleksej Spasevski)
Kristijan Gocev Kristijan Gocev ... Krste
Stefan Arsic Stefan Arsic ... Orhan
Eleonora Gievska Eleonora Gievska ... Biba
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Skopje 1941, the city occupied by Germans and their Bulgarian allies. Zoran, a boy of 11, witnesses the horrors of war. Zoran's father is away fighting in the partisan army. Zoran's mother and a German officer develop a special affection to one another.

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Drama | War

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Language:

Macedonian | German | Bulgarian

Release Date:

12 September 2016 (Republic of Macedonia) See more »

Also Known As:

Befrielsen av Skopje See more »

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EUR2,110,228 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Official submission of Macedonia for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017. See more »

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tvojte oci leno mori
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Macedonian boy Zoran and libertation from German and Bulgarian occupation of Skopje
23 December 2016 | by milniko00See all my reviews

Zoran, an eight-year old Macedonian boy, is the hero of this story. It is through his eyes that we experience all the cruelty of war, poverty, suffering and images of the occupation of Skopje by the Germans in 1942 with the help of their Bulgarian allies. Zoran's father, Dushan is a member of the Partisan forces. His uncle, Gheorgiy, is also a member of the resistance and plays a part in the assassination of a high- ranking German officer, as well as in the evacuation and transport of Jews to free territories.

The Red Army's liberation from German and Bulgarian occupation of what was then a provincial Yugoslav city is the story of the cruelty of war, poverty and suffering in which young Zoran witnesses his Jewish friend Renata Rossman and her family being taken away to a concentration camp but also knows his Uncle Gjorgija (Rade Serbedzija) is a partisan battling the Nazis. However, he fails to save his neighbours and close friends, from deportation. Zoran's little friend Renata Rossman and her family are led away by the Germans to a concentration camp.

The occupation and liberation of what is now Macedonia's capital, Skopje, during World War II is told by actors turned directors Rade Serbedzija and his son Danilo through the eyes of eight-year-old Zoran (David Todosovski).


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