The best ​Ljubiša Samardžić’s movies

​Ljubiša Samardžić

​Ljubiša Samardžić

19/11/1936- 08/09/2017
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The Battle of Neretva

The Battle of Neretva
7.2/10
  • Genre: DramaWar
  • Release: 07/10/1969
  • Character: Novak
In January 1943 the German army, afraid of an Allied invasion of the Balkans, launched a great offensive against Yugoslav Partisans in Western Bosnia. The only way out for Partisan forces and thousands of refugees was the bridge on the river Neretva.

Walter Defends Sarajevo

Walter Defends Sarajevo
8.2/10
  • Genre: War
  • Release: 12/04/1972
  • Character: Zis
Sarajevo 1944. The German armies desperately need fuel in the retreat. Walter, the enigmatic and charismatic leader of the resistance movement, can endanger their supplies. The Germans are taking a cunning plan to remove that obstacle.

The Battle of the Eagles

The Battle of the Eagles
6.7/10
The first Yugoslav Partisan air force unit. Loosely based on historical facts.

Boško Buha

Boško Buha
7.1/10
The movie is based on the true story about a group of children, barely teenagers, who joined Yugoslav Partizans after losing their families in WW2. At first, Partizans want to get rid of them, but later they are joining combat ranks. Among them, Bosko Buha would become a legend because of his skill in destroying enemy bunkers.

Guardian Angel

Guardian Angel
6.9/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 01/04/1987
  • Character: Dragan
A journalist investigates the smuggling of gypsy children on the black market and tries to save a young boy.

Foolish Years

Foolish Years
7.4/10
  • Genre: DramaRomance
  • Release: 15/12/1977
  • Character: Dr. Lazović
Two teenagers - boy from the rural and girl from the urban family - fall in love. Problems arise when the girl gets pregnant. This movie was the first in one of the most popular series in the former Yugoslavia.

Kozara

Kozara
7.2/10
  • Genre: War
  • Release: 25/07/1962
  • Character: Mitar
In June of 1942 Germans and their collaborators decide to get rid of partisans and their stronghold in the woods of Mount Kozara in Northern Bosnia. They encircle the mountain and begin the mop up operation. Out gunned and outnumbered the partisans must not only take care of themselves but try to protect thousands of refugees too.

A Performance of Hamlet in the Village of Mrdusa Donja

A Performance of Hamlet in the Village of Mrdusa Donja
7.3/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 31/05/1974
  • Character: Mačak
Thinking only of the prestige it will bring, a corrupt village commissar insists on mounting a production of Hamlet -- over the objections of the village teacher, who knows the tale well. The clever teacher, however, casts the son of a man the commissar has framed for theft as Hamlet, and the commissar as the usurping king, leading to a climax of truly Shakespearean proportions.

Hey Babu Riba

Hey Babu Riba
7.6/10
  • Genre: DramaRomance
  • Release: 23/10/1985
  • Character: Glenov otac
In 1985, four middle-aged Yugoslav emigres return to Belgrade for the funeral of Mariana, their beautiful compatriot. They called her Esther, for Esther Williams, she was the coxswain for their four-man rowing team, and they each loved her. They'd last seen her in 1953, when they rowed her across the Adriatic, pregnant, to join her exiled father in Italy. In flashbacks we learn the story of their youthful baptism into sex, smoking, rock and roll (Hey Ba-ba-re-bop), Hollywood and Swedish films, blue jeans on the black market, and their rivalry with Ristic, the Communist Party youth leader for whom they had instant antipathy.

The Battle of Sutjeska

The Battle of Sutjeska
6.9/10
  • Genre: War
  • Release: 03/07/1973
  • Character: Stanojlo
Tells the story of the Battle of Sutjeska which occurred in Nazi-occupied Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1943.

Eagles Fly Early

Eagles Fly Early
7.7/10
  • Genre: ComedyWar
  • Release: 30/04/1966
  • Character: Nikoletina Bursać
A group of kids from the Bosnian village often run away from school from the terror of Pepper, a teacher who got his nickname because of his red nose. Soon they formed a brigand division, but have been discovered and caught. The sudden arrival of year 1941 turns their game into reality.

Special Education

Special Education
8.3/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 28/04/1977
  • Character: Cane
Educator and those educated in a home for juvenile delinquents in the same test: approach, take a peek into his soul to become a man. The story of a minor, neglected boys-offenders and their teachers who try to reject the old methods of rehabilitation.

Some Other Woman

Some Other Woman
6.6/10
The murder of a famous gynecologist occurred under unusual circumstances. Inspectors found the doctor's apartment door open.

Massacre at Noon

Massacre at Noon
5.6/10
In Autumn of 1941, the German army, determined to put down a Communist-led uprising in Serbia, is conducting a policy of killing 100 hostages for any German soldier killed. The city of Kraljevo is the site of one of those massacres, portrayed in this movie.

The Love Life of Budimir Trajković

The Love Life of Budimir Trajković
7.3/10
  • Genre: ComedyRomance
  • Release: 01/01/1977
  • Character: Vojislav Trajković
Trajković family are bridge builders. Being forced to move every once in a while, the bridges are everything but pleasant thing for 17 year old Budimir, who is unable to make any permanent love relationship. In their last attempt to settle down in capital, a boy will experience love in its full meaning.

The Morning

The Morning
7.2/10
  • Genre: DramaWar
  • Release: 05/07/1967
  • Character: Mali
Director Puriša Đorđević combines the past, present, and future in this symbolic character study of people affected by the aftershocks of war. The anti-war sentiment of the film is underscored as people march for peace to a tune by Pete Seeger.

The Hornet

The Hornet
7.2/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 06/04/1998
  • Character: Profesor Lane Sekularac
A love story between a Serbian girl and young Albanian set against the background of current Balkanic conflict.

The Descent upon Drvar

The Descent upon Drvar
6.3/10
  • Genre: War
  • Release: 13/07/1963
German forces in Yugoslavia set out to destroy the stronghold of Tito with a traitor's help, but are overcome by Partisan resistance.

The Demolition Squad

The Demolition Squad
6.9/10
  • Genre: War
  • Release: 01/01/1967
  • Character: Šarac
The Germans held the strategically important airport, where planes were taking off to bombard partisans positions. Headquarters of one a partisan unit sent a few commandos to blow up airplanes and airport in the air.

Premeditated Murder

Premeditated Murder
8.1/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 15/11/1995
  • Character: Vidosav
Men, women, and war. Jelena Panic is a young woman in Belgrade in the early 1990s, during Serbia's war with Croatia; she's making a book of her grandmother's diaries from the end of World War II. She takes up with Bogdan, a young soldier recovering from war wounds. He helps her with her grandmother's story, a tragic triangle involving her effete and well-educated husband and an uneducated major, a Chekist who has, perhaps, the power to save a political prisoner who is the grandmother's friend. As Jelena wonders which man was her grandfather (the Chekist or the husband), Bogdan recovers from his wounds and must decide whether to return to the front. Jelena pleads; duty calls.

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