Divorce Albanian Style (2007) Trailer
Trailer for the documentary Divorce Albanian Style.
In 1961, after Albania broke off diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union, Albanian men married to foreign women were forced to separate from their wives. This is a story about love and separation. Through the eyes of a few people who experienced this extraordinary period, the film tells the story of the many thousands of families that were forcibly separated by the totalitarian regime of Enver Hodja, the most long-lived European communist dictator of the 20th century. Thousands of women had to leave the country together with their children. Families were torn apart. Dreams and plans for the future were turned to ashes overnight. Those who stayed in Albania spent years in prison. The film tells the stories of three couples who lived through this ordeal, and of those some officials and officers of the secret police who acted as instruments of these people's persecution.