Thanks to Pierre who writes, …herewith [is] “The Dark Year” an adaptation of a short novel by Ismail Kadar?, the well known Franco-Albanian writer who won the Booker Prize last year. This screenplay was written originally in English and the film is actually being shot in Albania. I will be honored to have you show it on Simplyscripts since your site has been of great help to me professionally.
The Dark Year takes place in 1914 Albania, just prior to the outbreak of World War I. Albania, long under the rule of the Ottoman Empire, is now a free, though chaotic country. Five villagers set off to war to defend their country. They can’t find the war but the hero finds a woman he saves from crucifixion.
L’Ann?e Noire (The Dark Year) (en fran?ais) and The Dark Year (L’Ann?e Noire) (en anglais) by Fatmir Ko?i & Pierre Gautard (based on the novel Viti i mbrapsht? by Ismail Kadar?)
This, as well as other works in other languages, can be found on the Non English scripts page. – Don
Update: I’ve fixed the broken links to the scripts.
And, to clarify.
To read the script in French, use this link: L’Ann?e Noire (The Dark Year) (en fran?ais)
To read the script in English, use this link: The Dark Year (L’Ann?e Noire ) (en anglais)