Valley of Peace (Slovene: Dolina miru) is a 1956 Yugoslavian (Slovenian) war film directed by France Štiglic. It was in competition at the 1957 Cannes Film Festival, where John Kitzmiller received the Best Actor award for his role as Sgt. Jim.
The music for the film was written by the composer Marjan Kozina. He won the Golden Arena for Best Film Music for it.
In English speaking countries, it was released under the titles "Mr. Jim – American, Soldier, and Gentleman", "Sergeant Jim" and "The Valley of Peace".
The film was selected for screening as part of the Cannes Classics section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
A boy and a rather younger girl lost their families in an air raid. They have heard about a valley where there is always peace and fancy that this is the house of the boy's uncle. They start wandering for the valley. At the same time an airplane is shot down and the black American pilot jumped by parachute. He finds the children at a ford. There is absolutely no danger. But the girl is standing in the middle of the river, scared and crying and neither daring to go forth or back. The pilot cannot abandon the children although they will reduce his chance of escaping. Both the Germans and the partisans know that the pilot had survived. Who will find him first? Several things happen in rapid succession. The children and the pilot find the uncle's house, which had since a long time been abandoned. The Germans arrive and catch the pilot. The partisans attack and liberate the pilot, who joins them. But during the fight he is soon deadly wounded and orders the children to run away.... Director: France Stiglic.
Cast: John Kitzmiller, Evelyne Wohlfeiler, Tugo Štiglic, Boris Kralj, Francek Drofenik, Maks Furijan, Anton Homar, Janez Cuk, Aleksander Valic, Polde Dezman, Rudi Kosmac, Franjo Kumer, Pero Skerl. Yugoslavia, VesnaFilm, 1956.
Language: Slovenian, German, English. Download Dolina miru / Valley of Peace.
|Dolina miru / Valley of Peace. 1956.