Libertas (2006)

Director
Veljko Bulaji?

Main cast
Sven Medvešek; Sandra Ceccarelli; Žarko Poto?njak; Goran Grgi?; Andrea Buscemi

Genres
Drama

Description
The film is set in mid-16th century, at a time when the entire eastern Mediterranean is dominated by two great empires, the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Venice, with the small but wealthy maritime republic of Ragusa (modern-day Dubrovnik) managing to maintain its independence through diplomatic agreements.


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