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Man of Soil

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Director  Agim Sopi
Country  Kosovo
8/10 IMDb

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Language  Albanian
Njeriu prej Dheut movie poster
Release date  November 12, 1984

Man of Soil (Albanian: Njeriu Prej Dheu) is an 1984 Kosovar drama-thriller film directed by Agim Sopi. The movie is about the Albanian immigrants in Turkey, their struggle to adjust to the new lands and their yearning for the motherland. The director accurately portrays the gloomy atmosphere that prevailed during those times. The score for the film was composed by the renowned Kosovo-born, Albanian composer Rauf Dhomi.

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Plot

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Sokol is a middle-aged Kosovar Albanian who, together with his family, emigrates from Kosovo to Turkey, and faces a foreign and unknown world. Sokol's family experiences difficulties of family breakdown, death and re-immigration of his son as a worker to Germany. After some time he becomes homesick, eventually leaving his last will he gave to his son that when he dies, his bones will be returned to his native country. Sokol dies near of a cliff at the Black Sea coast. Some months later he returns to his native village, the news that Sokol has been returned from emigration are being spread. While in the village he encounters people from his past of both the living and dead, while being accused of haunting by some of living. Eventually with the return of his son to the village with Sokol's bones in a suitcase and eventual burial, Sokol finds peace.

Cast

  • Abdurrahman Shala - Sokol
  • Bislim Muçaj - Bardh (Sokol's son)
  • Lumnije Muçaj - Tringa (Bardhi's village sweetheart)
  • Teuta Rrahmani - Hana (Sokol's sister)
  • Skënder Tafaj - Mala (Sokol's brother)
  • Xhevat Qorraj - Rrap (villager)
  • Avdush Hasani - Mema (villager)
  • Ramadan Malaj - Burri (Mala's younger son)
  • Hazir Myftari - unnamed (Mala's older son)
  • References

    Man of Soil Wikipedia


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