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Battle of Neretva

1969 film by Veljko Bulajić

Battle of Neretva

Released 1969 (53 years, 6 months ago)

Director Veljko Bulajić
Genre war film
Nominated for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Composer Bernard Herrmann
Country of origin Germany, Yugoslavia and Italy
Screenwriter Veljko Bulajić and Ugo Pirro
Producer Henry T. Weinstein and Steve Previn

About Battle of Neretva

Battle of Neretva (Serbo-Croatian: Bitka na Neretvi / Битка на Неретви, Slovene: Bitka na Neretvi,) is a 1969 Yugoslavian partisan film. The film was written by Stevan Bulajić and Veljko Bulajić, and directed by Veljko Bulajić. It is based on the true events of World War II. The Battle of the Neretva was due to a strategic plan for a combined Axis powers attack in 1943 against the Yugoslav Partisans. The plan was also known as the Fourth Enemy Offensive and occurred in the area of the Neretva river in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Battle of Neretva is the most expensive motion picture made in the SFR Yugoslavia. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, the year after Sergei Bondarchuk (playing the role of Martin in Neretva) won the honour for War and Peace. The score for the English-speaking versions was composed by Bernard Herrmann. Its soundtrack was released by Entr'acte Recording Society in 1974. It was re-released on Southern Cross Records on CD.

One of the original posters for the English version of the movie was made by Pablo Picasso, which, according to Bulajić, the famous painter agreed to do without payment, only requesting a case of the best Yugoslav wines.

Cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


95 years, 9 months, 29 days


61 years, 4 months, 21 days

Born first

6 May 1915

Died first

18 June 1982

Born last

14 February 1944

Died last

6 December 2022

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