The Third Half

Monday, March 10


Regal Birkdale Stadium 16
7:00 PM

The Third Half

The Third Half

Presented in Collaboration
with the
Jewish Council of Lake Norman

Date Passed

In this Macedonian film inspired by true events from World War II, the rag tag Macedonia Football Club competes for the championship of the Nazi Football League.

Determined to build the best football club in the country, Dimitry hires the German-Jewish coach, Rudolph Spitz, to galvanize his team, but when the first Nazi tanks roll through the city and Rebecca, the beautiful daughter of a local banker, elopes with his star player, all Dimitry’s plans change.

Neither a war movie nor a Holocaust movie, it is more of a soccer epic: a story of misfits, pariahs, losers and idealists, who during a turbulent time realize their game is more than just a game – it becomes a battle between Good and Evil.


Director: Darko Mitrevski

Languages: Macedonian, German, Bulgarian, Ladino, English with English subtitles

Run Time: 113 minutes

Macedonia 2012

Macedonia’s 2013 Academy Award Submission for Best Foreign Language Film