Trailer for The Third Half.
Inspired by real events, The Third Half is a moving story of love and loyalty during wartime explored through the prism of a countrys passion for soccer. In Macedonia, in 1941, Kosta, a cocky soccer player falls in love with Rebecca, a beautiful Jewish woman from a wealthy family. When they decide to marry, her father disowns her.
As war rages on their borders, most Macedonians remain cocooned in a world of patriotic pleasures. Everyone longs for Kostas team, Macedonia FC, to catch a winning streak. To facilitate their chances, their manager hires the legendary German-Jewish striker-turned-coach Rudolph Spitz.
But when the Nazis occupy Macedonia and start deporting Jews, Kosta and his teammates must summon the courage to stand up for whats right. Director Mitrevski notes, I was seeking witnesses of various historic periods for a TV series when someone mentioned Mrs Neta Koen. I found myself in her apartment listening to her stories: She was one of the few Holocaust survivors in Macedonia, a country in which 98% of the Jewish population was brutally wiped out during the WWII. Her story inspired this movie.
- Posted: January 10, 2013
- Director: Darko Mitrevski
- Writer: Darko Mitrevski
- Studio: Independent
- Release: January 4, 2013
- Cast: Sasko Kocev, Katarina Ivanovska, Richard Sammel
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