KING PETAR THE FIRST Kralj Petar I

KING PETAR THE FIRST

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As a young man, Petar is banished from Serbia by a rival dynasty. Many years later, he returns to his country to liberate its people and secure parliamentary democracy and starts the reconstruction of Serbia.

Petar I, (born 11July 1844, Belgrade, Serbia - died August 16, 1921, Topčider, near Belgrade), King of Serbia from 1903, the first strictly constitutional monarch of his country. In 1918 he became the first king of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (later called Yugoslavia).

After victory in two Balkan wars (1912-13), King Petar’s might was at its peak, but his forces were poorly supplied. After the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, world history would forever be scarred.

This is a visually stunning epic, trimmed down from a Serbian mini-series, and Lazar Ristovski's lead performance is a tour de force, helped by his physical similarity with the king (Subtitles).

Our thanks to Phoenix Films for this screening.