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E BARDHE... E KUQE

By Pluton VASI

ARTFILM P&D - as PROD

Drama - Development 2018

Human fates that cross each other at key moments in history.

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ALBANIA
    • Languages
    • ALBANIAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pluton VASI
    • Writer(s)
    • Luljeta LLESHANAKU, Pluton VASI
    • Producer(s)
    • Vjollca DEDEI (ARTFILM P&D)
    • Synopsis
    • They were three childhood friends: one life guided by idealism and love, another guided by hatred, and another, from the insecurity. The vanity of the Communist Dictator Enver Hoxha, and his pathological revenge. Human fates that cross each other at key moments in history. The history of Albania as that of any other country under dictatorship told through the life of three youngsters making different life choices. A powerful drama that is emotionally brought to us by the diary of Elia, the Hebrew who had kept it in secret as his loyal “friend”, from his wife (Natali) and the State Security, who in collaboration, isolated him in a mentally-ill institute until the day he could escape and he got to light the diary of three childhood friends and their developing relations, as the narrator of the whole story so true and so powerful.
      Through a personal story, the history of the raise and the fall of communist regime come so strongly. It starts with its birth in Albania till to the tumbling down as the fiercest drama story lived in dictatorship of all ex-communist countries. The vanity of the communist dictator Enver Hoxha and his pathological revenge; love stories torn apart; Human fates that cross each other at key moments in history.
      This film is build up in four parallel lines and it outspread in four periods which are mixed up with one another:
      -Before the Second World Ward
      -During the Second World War
      -During Communist Regime
      -The Fall of the Communist Regime

      A powerful story of three childhood friends, two girls and a boy - Natalia, Sevim Koka (Musine Kokalari) and Elia, the Hebrew - whose human fates crossed each other at key moments in history. A true story that you will love and never forget.
      The life and the deed of Musine Kokalari is embodied in the character of Sevim Koka, her relations with Natalia and Elia, Nexhati and Paolo, and many other characters and the whole story of their relationship frames that part of the Albanian History, which was almost present in any country where dictatorship reigns.

      Elia, a Hebrew, who spent his life in Albania during the years of Second World War and the communist dictatorship, left Albania to Israel in the early ’90-ies. But soon he will come back to Albania, this time on a triste trip, to unbury his dearest friend and the love of his life, one of the most distinguished intellectuals of Albania, educated in Rome and the first woman in Europe that founded a social democratic party during the IIWW. Except the circumstances of that time, the love of Elia and Sevim (Musine Kokalari) was torn apart by their childhood friend, Natalia, as to get married herself to Elia.

      Natalia, part of the high ranks of Communist regime and close to the dictator, controlled in a very camouflage way the life of her husband Elia and that of Sevim.

      The whole story is told in details through the Diary of Elia, the Hebrew who had kept it in secret as his only loyal “friend”, from his wife (Natalia) and the State Security, who in collaboration isolated him in a mentally-ill Institute until the day he could escape and he got to light the diary, as the narrator of the whole story so true and so powerful.

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