The Great Warrior Skanderbeg

The Great Warrior Skanderbeg (Albanian: Luftëtari i madh i Shqipërisë Skënderbeu; Russian: Великий воин Албании Скандербег, romanizedVelikiy 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.[1]

The Great Warrior Skanderbeg
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Film poster
Directed bySergei Yutkevich
Written byMikhail Papava
StarringAkaki Khorava
Music by
CinematographyYevgeni Andrikanis
Release date
  • 28 November 1953 (1953-11-28)
Running time
120 minutes
CountrySoviet Union

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.

In 2012, for the 100th anniversary of Albanian independence, the film was remastered for high definition with new voices, music, and sound effects.[2]



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Great Warrior Skanderbeg". Retrieved 31 January 2009.
  2. ^ "Skenderbeu: HD". Top Channel. Retrieved 20 May 2014.

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