11 June 2014 | jeremiah59
Very interesting WW II movie.
The storyline is very interesting and tense. The mixed cast of Soviet and Yugoslavian actors is very good, as well.
I could only imagine why this movie is not better known as a part of Yugoslavian cinematography. (The only place where the DVD can be found, are Russian pages, where it is considered as Russian movie in Russian language, only.)
Maybe because this movie was co-produced by smaller Montenegrin company "Lovcen Film" which did not follow cliché and the mainstream of the most partisan movies, thus making it politically undesirable. For example, the movie emphasized that Croatian, Montenegrin and Muslim partisans fought and died side-by-side with Serbian and Russian soldiers during liberation of Belgrade. (In one of the scenes, Croatian partisan I've, from Kastela, Dalmatia, accompanied by his Red Army friends, visits fresh graves of his villagers fallen in the battle.)
BTW, this was the last full feature movie produced by "Lovcen Film" (1949-1965).