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Happy New '49

War aftermath

Stole Popov

Short description:
The story of two brothers with different determinations and destinies. Drama takes place in the atmosphere of tensions and fear, during conflict between the Communist Party of Yugoslavia and Stalinists, in times of Informbureau. Older brother, who has returned from Russia, gets accused and arrested for nothing. Younger brother is not interested in politics, but attracted by his brother's wife and mafia, where dollars flow. Eventually it is discovered that the young woman is a member of Soviet spy agency. Having guilty conscience, because she is cheating on her innocent husband with his own brother, in the beginning of New Year she chooses death. Younger brother escapes abroad.

Vardar film, Skoplje, Union film, Beograd, Makedonija film, Skoplje, Gradski Kina

Gordan Mihic

Ljupco Konstantinov

Miso Samoilovski

Production design:
Nikola Lazarevski

Country of origin:
Jugoslavija, Makedonija, Srbija

Film editing:
Vangel (Laki) Cemcev

128 minutes

Widescreen, color



Ace Djorcev
Dusan Kostovski
Goce Todorovski
Ivan Bekjarev
Meto Jovanovski
Milica Stojanova
Mite Grozdanov
Petar Arsovski
Svetozar Cvetkovic
Vladislava (Vladica) Milosavljevic

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