The Great Warrior Skanderbeg (Albanian: Skenderbeu, Russian: Великий воин Албании Скандербег, 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.
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.Akaki Khorava as Gjergj Kastrioti, aka Skanderbeg - dubbed in Albanian by Pjetër Gjoka
Besa Imami as Donika
Adivie Alibali as Mamica
Semyon Sokolovsky as Hamza
Veriko Andjaparidze as Dafina
Georgi Chernovolenko as Marash
Naim Frashëri as Pal
Aleksandr Vertinsky as Doge of Venice
Marie Logoreci as Countess