In 1941, a young Eastern Orthodox man, Kosta, and a wealthy young Jewish woman, Rebecca, fall in love, despite her father’s effort to keep them apart. With the war raging around their borders, the Macedonians remain cocooned in their world of patriotic pleasures, primarily concerned about getting the beleaguered Macedonia Football Club on a winning streak. Their manager hires the legendary German-Jewish coach Rudolph Spitz to turn them into champions. But when the Nazi occupation begins and they start deporting Jews, Kosta and his team-mates realize that the carefree days of their youth are over. As the Nazis try to sabotage the outcome of the championship game, and Spitz’s life is threatened, Kosta and his teammates rise to the challenge to protect their coach, with all of Macedonia cheering them on.
DIRECTOR Darko Mitrevski
SCREENPLAY Darko Mitrevski, Grgur Strujić
D.O.P. Klaus Fuxjäger
EDITOR Alois Fišárek
SOUND Ivo Heger
PRODUCERS Robert Naskov, Darko Mitrevski
CO-PRODUCERS Jordi Niubó, Milivoje Georgević, Risto Sokolovski, Gorjan Tozija, Robert Jazadžiski
i/o post grading, online / VFX, DCP mastering
CAST Katarina Ivanovska, Saško Kocev, Richard Sammel, Mitko S. Apostolovski, Rade Šerbedžija, Emil Ruben, Igor Angelov, Toni Mihajlovski, Gorast Cvetkovski, Oliver Mitkovski, Verica Nedeska, Igor Stojčevski etc.
Atlanta Jewish Dilm Festival 2014 – Best Movie
Acadeny Awards 2013 – Macedonian Official Nominee for Best Foreign Movie