Kozara (1963)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama, War Adventure  |   Run Time - 121 min.  |   Countries - Yugoslavia  |  
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For a long time, virtually the only Yugoslavian-made films to reach American shores concerned the anti-German partisans of World War II. The title Kozara refers to a Yugoslav village where the citizens are forced to uproot and evacuate by the invading Nazis. The partisans must not only sabotage the Germans at every opportunity, but also provide food and supplies for the beleaguered villagers. As usual, the Germans are depicted as one step above primates; also as usual, the unfortunate pro-fascist sentiments within the real-life partisan movement are ignored. At 130 minutes, Kozara runs out of steam long before the actionful denouement.

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exodus, invasion, Nazi, occupation [military], village