The Great Warrior Skanderbeg
The Great Warrior Skanderbeg (Albanian: Luftëtari i madh i Shqipërisë Skënderbeu; Russian: Великий воин Албании Скандербег, romanized: Velikiy voin Albanii Skanderbeg) is a 1953 Soviet-Albanian biopic directed by Sergei Yutkevich. It was entered into the 1954 Cannes Film Festival where it earned the International Prize. Yutkevich also earned the Special Mention award for his direction.
|The Great Warrior Skanderbeg|
|Directed by||Sergei Yutkevich|
|Written by||Mikhail Papava|
The film is a biography of George Kastriot Skanderbeg (1405 – 1468), widely known as Skanderbeg, a 15th-century Albanian lord who defended his land against the Ottoman Empire for more than two decades.
- Akaki Khorava as Gjergj Kastrioti, aka Skanderbeg - dubbed in Albanian by Lec Bushati
- Besa Imami as Donika
- Adivie Alibali as Mamica
- Semyon Sokolovsky as Hamza
- Veriko Andjaparidze as Dafina
- Georgi Chernovolenko as Marash
- Naim Frashëri as Pal
- Oleg Zhakov
- Aleksandr Vertinsky as Doge of Venice
- Sergo Zaqariadze
- Vladimir Belokurov
- Vahram Papazyan
- Marie Logoreci as Countess
- "Festival de Cannes: The Great Warrior Skanderbeg". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 31 January 2009.
- "Skenderbeu: HD". Top Channel. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
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