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Film is in English or Serbo-Croat?


If it's not in English so Richard Burton can speak Serbo-Croat?

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Burton is both... at least in the original film. Dubbed if he's speaking to his own and in English when talking to others. IIRC the film is in different languages depending what army/scene it is but is mostly Serbo-Croatian.

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officialy there was the so called "serbo-croatian" language in the former Yugoslavia. You can google for more info.

The movie is mostly in that language, the germans characters, of course, speak german and the british speak english

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All languages of South Slavics (nations from Yugoslavia) are similar, and the official one in Yugoslavia was called serbo-croatian. When they were divided, Serbs kept the language with all its dialects and call it Serbian, while the Croats, in order to establish as the new country, invented and changed a lot of words and call that language "croatian". They are still pretty similar, though. The Montenegrian are trying the same thing now, as well.

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In the 60s and 70s, in Continental European films with multi-national casts, all the actors spoke in their own languages, and were then dubbed into the local language, depending on which country the film was released in, into Italian, French, German, English etc.

In Clint Eastwood's first Spaghetti Western, A Fistful Of Dollars, he's just about the only actor delivering his lines in English. All, or most, of the other actors were speaking in Italian, or sometimes German or Spanish.

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I`ve seen two different versions of "The Fifth Offensive"(English dub) where Burton delivers his own dialogue and another where the English dub is by another actor!"Sutjeska"(International) delivers his lines in Serbo-Croat.There are also some differences between the International & English dub prints where some scenes,such as the dog mauling against the tree,have been shot/edited in a slightly different way.Much like "Battle of Neretva", commercial releases have been of very poor quality and both films are in desperate need of restoration.

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