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FULL SYNOPSIS

This three-part historical epic of the lives and misfortunes of the Vrhunc family in the former Yugoslavia is divided into the years of 1914, 1924, and 1944. Since the film is a down-sized version of a longer episodic television presentation, that may account for some possible confusion in the story. In 1914, the wealthy Vrhunc patriarch owns valuable land and operates a lucrative mine. He is conservative and wants to hold on to the status quo, and so when the region breaks away from Hapsburg rule, he loses out. His wife, in the meantime, is a tragic figure who has an unhappy solution to her stifling existence with her husband and children. In part II, set in 1924, the fascists and communists are fighting for footholds among the population and in the government, and the Vrhunc family is torn apart because their own allegiances are divided between the two opposing extremes. In part III, the family suffers the most, as Nazi collaborators are rounded up and shot by Partisans, and chaos reigns. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast

Polde Bibic
as Tomaz Vrhunc
Milena Zupancic
as Malka, his wife
Bernarda Oman
as Mira, their daughter
Pavel Ravnohrib
as Mirko, their son
Radko Polic
as Dr. Hren
Olga Kacjan
as Neda, Milan's wife
Bernarda Oman
as Veronika, little daughter of Tomaz and Malka Vrhunc

Crew

Matjaz Klopcic
Director
Matjaz Klopcic
Screenwriter
Tomislav Pinter
Cinematographer
Niko Matul
Set Designer
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