Uzicka Republika (1974) Online
Uzice Republic a known as the 'first offensive'. is a story about Serbia in 1941 and monitor the emergence and decline of the Uzice Republic. Few months after German Wehrmacht forced Yugoslav Royal Army to capitulate in April War. Boro, Spanish soldier and hardened communists, is tasked to organize an uprising in western Serbia. Organized resistance is turning into massive uprising against occupying forces. Partizans, led by Communist party, manage to chase Germans from huge territory later known as the Uzice Republic. People gather around the partisans and were soon freed from Bajina Basta, Pozega, Uzice, Cacak. Supreme Headquarters of the Partisan army comes to the liberated territory. However, forces loyal to King have some other ideas. Uzice Republic lasted only 67 days, from 24 September to 29 November 1941, when a bloody and tragic battle on Kadinjaca where he tragically perished entire ''labor battalion'', fell into the hands of the German Wehrmacht and the Chetniks and the ...
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Marko Todorovic||-||Josip Broz Tito|
|Rade Serbedzija||-||Cetnicki major Kosta Parac|
|Miodrag Lazarevic||-||Pukovnik Draza Mihajlovic|
|Vasa Pantelic||-||Dragi Simic|
|Bogoljub Petrovic||-||cetnicki kapetan Djordjevic|
|Petar Prlicko||-||Pekar Pera|
|Mija Aleksic||-||Majstor Toza|
This meaning and relevance of this film's English title, 67 Days, relates to the period that the Republic of Uzice existed during 1941 i.e. Sixty-seven days. This movie examines the events that relate to the rise and fall of the Republic of Uzice.
Referred to as the "Uzicka Republika" in this film's natural title, the Republic of Uzice was a short-lived Yugoslav territory that had been liberated by the Partisan resistance movement from Nazi German occupation in the western part of Serbia around the town of Uzice (aka Uzite).
The Uzice Republic fell during November 1941 after being 67 days in existence. The Nazi German army re-occupied this territory as part of First Offensive. Most of the Partisan resistance movement escaped to Bosnia, Sandzak and Montenegro, and Foca in Bosnia.
This film's story begins on the eve of the 6th of April, 1941.
According to the Australian video-cassette release sleeve notes, this movie was the "Winner of 12 Major Awards."
This movie's closing credits (English version) don't state "The End" but "The End was the real beginning."
This movie was made in 1974 but many English-language countries list the film as being made in 1979 which was the time when the movie was distributed in many of these regions.
According to F. Maurice Speed (Ed.) in his 'Film Review 1978-1979', this film was "Made along the lines of the earlier Russian films."
Many versions of this movie are listed as running between 114 and 119 minutes. This is because the the movie was cut from its original 170 minute running time for it release in English speaking countries.