The Great Warrior Skanderbeg

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The Great Warrior Skanderbeg
The Great Warrior Skanderbeg.jpg
Directed by Sergei Yutkevich
Written by Mikhail Papava
Starring Akaki Khorava
Cinematography Yevgeni Andrikanis
Release date
  • 20 January 1954 (1954-01-20)
Running time
120 minutes
Country Albania
Soviet Union
Language Albanian

The Great Warrior Skanderbeg (Albanian: Skenderbeu, Russian: Великий воин Албании Скандербег, translit. Velikiy voin Albanii Skanderbeg) is a 1954 Albanian-Soviet biopic directed by Sergei Yutkevich. It was entered into the 1954 Cannes Film Festival where it earned the International Prize. Yutkevich also earned the Special Mention award for his direction.[1]

The film is a biography of George Kastriot Skanderbeg (1405 – 1468), widely known as Skanderbeg, a 15th-century Albanian lord who defended his land against the Ottoman Empire for more than two decades.

In 2012, for the 100th anniversary of Albanian independence, the film was remastered for high definition with new voices, music, and sound effects.[2]



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Great Warrior Skanderbeg". Retrieved 31 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Skenderbeu: HD". Top Channel. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 

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