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Walter defends Sarajevo

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Took place 2 months ago
Fri 29 Nov 18:00 - 20:30

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When I lived in China for 5 years almost everybody knew this movie from Sarajevo ...

"For such a popular film, the plot of Valter brani Sarajevo is exceptionally (and brilliantly) convoluted, filled with myriad characters, mistaken identities, incredible betrayals, and impossible escapes, all delivered with a gusto of the kind only Krvavac mastered at the time. We follow an endless series of failed attempts by German occupying forces in Sarajevo to identify and capture the mysterious Valter, leader of the local resistance (Valter was also one of Tito's noms de guerre). When the defeated Germans finally retreat from Sarajevo, they do so in the most iconic scene in the history of Yugoslavian cinema. Standing on a hill above Sarajevo (the same hill, in a cruel twist of fate, from which Sarajevo would be bombarded only two decades later), a German commander points at the multicultural city below and proclaims: "Sehen Sie diese Stadt? Das ist Walter!" ( Protected content )

absolute cult movie - a must see for Movie lovers ;-)

Usually there is a waiting list 30 min before beginning but there is a good chance to grab a ticket !