Rent The Battle of Neretva (1969)

3.4 of 5 from 58 ratings
2h 38min
Rent The Battle of Neretva (aka Bitka Na Neretvi) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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In 1943, Hitler orders the final destruction of the Yugoslav Partisans. The Partisans and thousands of refugees begin a trek northward to the Bosnian Mountains; their goal is to cross the treacherous Neretva gorge over the one remaining bridge in order to get to safety. Their trip is fraught with danger every step of the way and they have to face German tanks, Italian infantry, Chetnik Cavalry, strafing airplanes, disease and natural elements. Only if they survive this can they can live in peace.
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Steve Previn
Stevan Bulajic, Veljko Bulajic
Bitka Na Neretvi
Arrow Films
Action & Adventure, Drama
Yugoslavia, Action & Adventure, Drama
Release Date:
Run Time:
158 minutes
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9

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Reviews (2) of The Battle of Neretva

Poor disc - Unwatchable if you do not speak Serbo Croat! - The Battle of Neretva review by KL

Spoiler Alert

The disc says English - it's not.

The disc says No Sub-titles - there are English sub-titles but they are partially obscured.

Picture quality is very poor.

Unwatchable if you do not speak Serbo Croat!

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A war film which shows the human cost - The Battle of Neretva review by LR

Spoiler Alert

The film deals with an important campaign in the Balkans in WW2. The Germans, with their allies the Italians and Chetniks, invaded Yugoslavia and were determined to eradicate all resistance. They had superior equipment and more soldiers, but the Partisans were fighting for their country and won several battles against the odds. The film recreates the scenes of battle very effectively, showing the desperate struggle of the Partisans with their backs to the wall. What distinguishes the film, however, is the way it keeps the human cost in full view. We see the long lines of refugees, thousands of them, forced to flee by the invading armies. We see the children, the ill and the elderly, homeless and displaced, limping onwards to whatever shelter they can find. The scale of the devastation brought by war is made clear. At times the film is overly emotional when old friends or family are killed, but those are momentary excesses in what is otherwise a compelling account of historical events.

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