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The Goat Horn (1972)
"Kozijat rog" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  5 October 1972 (Hungary)
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The film sends us to the 18th century when Bulgaria was a part of the Ottoman Empire. Four hoodlums break into the house of the shepherd Karaivan, raping and killing his wife in full view ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katya Paskaleva ...
Maria
Anton Gorchev ...
Karaivan
Milen Penev ...
Ovcharyat
Todor Kolev ...
Deli
Kliment Denchev ...
Turchin
Stefan Mavrodiyev ...
Mustafa
Nevena Andonova ...
Maria kato malka
Marin Yanev ...
Nasilnik
Krasimira Petrova ...
Lyubimata na Mustafa
Ivan Obretenov
Andrey Mihaylov
Prodan Nonchev
Iliya Georgiev
Tzanko Petrov
Petar Bozhilov
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The film sends us to the 18th century when Bulgaria was a part of the Ottoman Empire. Four hoodlums break into the house of the shepherd Karaivan, raping and killing his wife in full view of their little girl, Maria. Karaivan decides to take the law into his own hands and becomes enslaved by his violent wish for revenge. He burns their house with his wife's body inside and abandons the gentle life they had shared, choosing instead to take his daughter to live in a rough hut high in the hills. He raises Maria as a boy, training her to fight so that she can kill in cold blood and help her father avenge her mother's murder. Nine years pass before the two locate and kill three of the four perpetrators. At each body they leave a goat horn as the symbol of their revenge. While on a mission to kill the last one at his rich oriental house, Maria becomes the unwitting witness of a love scene and change comes over her. Now, from time to time she secretly dons a beautiful women dress and exults ... Written by Georgi Djulgerov <major1@mbox.contact.bg>

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nude woman murdered | rape

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A hauntingly beautiful and timeless tale.
10 March 2006 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

No point for me to go into the plot with all the other comments. This is an exceptional film that delivers on many levels. There is a minimum of dialog and the story is told through realistic action and expression. The acting is so good you can feel what the characters are thinking with hardly a word spoken. The cinematography is at times stunning and always very appropriate for the story. There are moments of visual poetic beauty coupled with a hauntingly beautiful soundtrack. It's a story of power and oppression, of anger and revenge. The stage is set during the time of Turkish rule over Bulgaria. It has the depth of a Shakespearean drama, yet the film is a testament to simplicity.

To those who have seen the film there is so much that can be said, but for newcomers it's best to let the film tell the story. The layers of meaning are forcefully and gently revealed.

I rate this as one of the great film masterpieces. It is a shame that it has not received a wider international audience. It is unheard of in many parts of the West, but it has all the hallmarks of a classic. I hope that someday this film will be available at DVD sales and rental shops in Western Europe, the Americas and Asia. It deserves to be there. It deserves to be viewed in film schools, universities and art schools around the world. This film has been available in Bulgaria in a DVD limited edition.


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