Kiralygyilkossag - Egy Merenylet Anatomiaja (1984)

Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - Hungary  |  
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In an oddly prescient docu-drama on the assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia, director Peter Bokor has put together newsreels of the assassination, interviews, and re-enactments to illustrate how a little-known group of fascist Croat separatists were responsible for the crime. King Alexander I and the French foreign minister of the time, Louis Barthou, were riding in a motorcade in Marseilles on November 10, 1934 when an assassin fired the shots that killed both men. The assassin was clubbed to death by the police and so never stood trial. His act was meant to destablize Yugoslavia so the Croats could gain independence - a goal that began to be realized in 1991 when they declared themselves independent, initiating (along with others) many years of civil war in the former Yugoslavia.



assassination, history