Liberation of Skopje (2016)
Genre: Feature - Drama
Release Year: 2016
Duration: 110 minutes
Zoran, an eight-year old 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. However, he fails to save his Jewish neighbours and close friends, the Jewish family Rossman, from deportation. Zoran's little friend Renata Rossman and her family are led away by the Germans to a concentration camp. Renowned stage and screen veteran Rade Serbedzija and his son Danilo co-direct this epic adaptation of the play by Dusan Jovanovic; both also acted in the original 1980 stage production.
Rade Serbedzija, Danilo Serbedzija
Rade Serbedzija was born in Bunic (Korenica) in 1946. Graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. He is remembered as an outstanding Peer Gynt, Don Juan, Georgij, Melkior, Oedipus, Hamlet, Leon and Richard III. He wrote and published four books of poetry and released four albums, as well as directed 12 plays.
Danilo Serbedzija was born in 1971 in Zagreb, Croatia, Yugoslavia. He is a director and actor, known for Luda kuca (2005), 72 days (2010) and The Liberation of Skopje (2016).