Zdravko Šotra

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Zdravko Šotra
Здравко Шотра
Stevan Kragujevic Zdravko Sotra, reditelj.jpg
Born (1933-02-13) 13 February 1933 (age 86)
OccupationFilm & television director
Years active1950s–present
Nikica Marinović (m. 1970)

Zdravko Šotra (Serbian Cyrillic: Здравко Шотра; born 13 February 1933) is a Serbian film and television director[1] and screenwriter.

Early life[edit]

Šotra was born in the village of Kozice, near Stolac, at the time part of the Littoral Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (modern Bosnia and Herzegovina), into an ethnic Serb family (Herzegovinian Serbs).



Šotra started out during the early 1960s as a television director employed by TV Belgrade.

Feature films[edit]

Already a prominent TV director, 46-year-old Šotra made his feature film debut in 1979 with Osvajanje slobode, a post-World War II story written by Gordan Mihić about a cultural and infrastructural rebuilding effort in the small Serbian town.

He came back two years later with a folksy comedy Šesta brzina starring Zoran Radmilović. The following year, 1982, Šotra revisited the post-war theme with Idemo dalje, starring Dragan Nikolić as a World War II young Partisan transitioning into his new life as a schoolteacher as the war is coming to an end.

In 1983 came the spectacular World War II drama Igmanski marš, a high-budget project of the partisan film genre.


  • Više od igre (1976)
  • Gde cveta limun žut (2006)
  • Ranjeni orao (2008-2009)
  • Greh njene majke(2009-2010)
  • Nepobedivo srce (2011-2012)

Personal life[edit]

In the late 1970s, Šotra married the former beauty queen Nikica Marinović, fourteen years his junior. Together they have a son Marko who is a television director employed at the Serbian state television.


  1. ^ "Šotra: Film od serije "Ranjeni orao"". Blic. 17 January 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2011.

External links[edit]

Zdravko Šotra on IMDb