- The Secret Book
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name = The Secret Book
director = Vlado Cvetanovski
KTV Media, Dimitar Nikolov
Jordan Plevnes(novel) Jordan Plevnes, Ljube Cvetanovski(screenplay)
Thierry Frémont Jean-Claude Carrière Vlado Jovanovski Labina Mitevska Djordji Jolevski Meto Jovanovski
2006at Cannes Film Festival
language = Macedonian, French
imdb_id = 0350183
"The Secret Book" is a Macedonian
feature filmcombining the detective, thriller and conspiracy fictiongenres, based on "Secret Book" (French: "Le Livre Secret", Macedonian: "Тајната книга"), a real mystical book written by the Bogomilswith Glagolitic letters (the first Slav alphabet, made by Sts. Cyrill and Methodius).
Bogomil ideas, carried back to
Franceand Italyfrom the Balkans by refugees or returning crusadersin the 11th century, became the basis of the Catharheresy. Like them, the Bogomils were massacred by the church and their name almost burned from history.
Pierre Raymond (
Jean Claude Carriere) is a passionate explorer, a man who devoted all his life to the quest of the original "Secret Book", a book that exists as a legend in several religions and heresies, and it was "A Holly Book" for the Bogomils, written with Glagolitic letters.
Lead by the strange messages from the Balkan, brought to him by doves, he chooses his son Chevalier (Thierry Fremont) to search where he stopped. The messages are sent from Macedonia by Pavle Bigorski, a man that identifying himself with the authentic author of "The Secret Book" from the
The book is supposed to contain the principle of good and evil and the principle of power, jumping across the time barrier and touched the essence of the Quest for the roots of Truth.
Bigorski has three brothers, symbolizing the three regions inhabited by ethnic Macedonians. Each brother represents some aspect of the Macedonian spirit (faith, rebellion towards the social evil, defense of honour).
The movie was shot in
2002and 2003on location in Bitolaand Ohridin Macedonia, and Balchikin Bulgaria.
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* [http://www.tajnatakniga.com.mk/ Official site]
* [http://arts.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1783661,00.html Cannes, Cathars and conspiracy] by Fiachra Gibbons (Guardian)
* [http://www.realitymacedonia.org.mk/web/news_page.asp?nid=1765 Finally “Peaceful Shooting” Starts In Ohrid] (Reality Macedonia, April 14, 2002)
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