The Great Water

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The Great Water ★★ Golemata Voda; Velka Voda 2004

Aging Macedonian politician Lem Nikodinoski (Jovanovski) is rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack and has the time to reflect on his childhood, which was spent in a Stalinist camp intended to indoctrinate the young into proper communists. There, an orphaned 12-year-old Lem (Kekenovski) is taken under the wing of charismatic teen Isak (Stankovska, an actress cast as a boy), which ultimately leads to a wrenching betrayal. Based on the novel by Zivko Cingo; in English and Macedonian with subtitles. 90m/C DVD . Nikolina Kujaca, Meto Jovanovski, Saso Kekenovski, Maja Stankovska, Mitko Apostolovski, Verica Nedeska, Risto Gogovski; D: Ivo Trajkov; W: Ivo Trajkov, Vladimir Blazevski; C: Suki Medencevic; M: Kiril Dzajkovski.