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Banovic Strahinja (1981)

In late 14th century medieval Serbia becomes the target of Ottoman invaders. One of their renegade gangs burns the castle and takes young wife of Banovic Strahinja, respected Serbian noble.... See full summary »

Director:

Vatroslav Mimica

Writers:

Aleksandar Petrovic (screenplay), Vatroslav Mimica (screenplay collaboration)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Franco Nero ... Banovic Strahinja
Dragan Nikolic ... Alija
Sanja Vejnovic Sanja Vejnovic ... Andja
Rade Serbedzija ... Abdulah
Nikola-Kole Angelovski Nikola-Kole Angelovski ... Timotije (as Kole Angelovski)
Gert Fröbe ... Jug Bogdan
Petar Banicevic Petar Banicevic ... Jug Bogdan (voice)
Miodrag Radovanovic Miodrag Radovanovic ... Banovic Strahinja (voice)
Stojan 'Stole' Arandjelovic Stojan 'Stole' Arandjelovic ... Pop Gradislav (as Stole Arandelovic)
Rados Bajic Rados Bajic ... Bosko Jugovic
Mirko Boman Mirko Boman ... Turcin s majmunom - clan Alijine bande
Gisela Fackeldey Gisela Fackeldey ... Efilija - zena iskopanih ociju (as Giesella Fackelday)
Mirjana Kauzlaric Mirjana Kauzlaric ... Robinja
Zlatko Madunic Zlatko Madunic ... Georgios - dvorjanin
Charles Millot ... Plemic na dvoru Jug Bogdana
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Storyline

In late 14th century medieval Serbia becomes the target of Ottoman invaders. One of their renegade gangs burns the castle and takes young wife of Banovic Strahinja, respected Serbian noble. Banovic Strahinja begins long and almost futile quest for her wife despite everybody else's doubts in her fidelity. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Language:

Serbo-Croatian

Release Date:

30 March 1983 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Falcon See more »

Filming Locations:

Ribnik Castle, Croatia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Banovic Strahinja and the events in the movie were based on the eponymous character Strahinja Banovic from at least three Serbian medieval traditional epic poems. His character was described as exceptionally brave and just. He is believed to be a poetically transformed memory of Djuradj II, the Duke of Zeta, a part of ancient Serbia. See more »

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Worth a Look
20 April 2006 | by momisanSee all my reviews

The one for connoisseurs.

The film is based on an old Serbian epic song. It is one of not too many Yugoslav films with medieval 14 century theme, so only for that, for me, it would be worth a look.

Dragan Nikolic is brilliant as Vlah Alija, with no other than Franco Nero as Banovic Strahinja. Rade Serbedzija is exceptional as a crazy dervish and the scene where he is impaled by the Turks is more than powerful.

A minor curiosity in this day and age is that the film with such a typical Serbian folk story was directed by a Croat.


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