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Time of Violence (1988)
"Vreme na nasilie" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  28 March 1988 (Bulgaria)
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In the 17th century, a Bulgarian Christian region is selected by the Ottoman rulers to serve as an example of conversion to Islam. A Janissary who was kidnapped from the village as a boy is... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Iossif Surchadzhiev ...
Karaibrahim
Rousy Chanev ...
The Priest, pop Aligorko
Ivan Krystev ...
Manol
Anya Pencheva ...
Sevda
Valter Toski ...
Venetzianetza
Vassil Mihajlov ...
Syuleyman aga
Kalina Stefanova ...
Elitza
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Momchil (as Momchil Karamitev)
Konstantin Kotsev ...
Karaibrahim's father dyado Galushko
Stoyko Peev ...
Goran
Bogomil Simeonov ...
Ismail bey
Djoko Rosic ...
Karahasan
Velko Kynev ...
Velikiyat vezir
Stefka Berova ...
Gyulfie
Angel Ivanov ...
Mircho
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In the 17th century, a Bulgarian Christian region is selected by the Ottoman rulers to serve as an example of conversion to Islam. A Janissary who was kidnapped from the village as a boy is sent to force the reluctant inhabitants to convert. The Turkish governor seeks a peaceful solution, but ultimately torture, violence, and rebellion break out. Written by Peter Reiher

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The official Bulgarian submission to the 1990 Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film category. See more »

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When the Bulgarian people are facing the Ottoman army you can see two people wearing electronic watches. See more »

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Referenced in The Way Back (2010) See more »

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Why you should see this movie
20 January 2006 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

What could i say about this magnificent movie? This is the story about courage people, who live between the Orient and the West Europe. There is no place like that and if you see this movie you will understand that. In the end of 14th century the Bulgarians lost their independence. The conquerors are Osman Turks. Their device is " Burn, kill and destroy "! Before them the Bulgarians have the strongest and most powerful country on the Balkans and in all East Europe. Their culture is advanced, they have the first alphabet among the Slavs. Now a lot of the Slavs have their Cyrillic alphabet- Serbs,Rusians,Ukranians,Belarusians,Macedonians( that belong to the Bulgarian ethnic group )and else.They defend bravely and selflessly their territories but finally lost the war.The Bulgarians are orthodox Christians but the Turks are Muslims.Important part of the aggressor's politics is to convert Bulgarians to Mohamme-denims,because only thereby they could become the slaves of Turk's empire. So,this will be the the biggest hardship for this breve and selfless Balkan people. Shell they survive and defend their culture and lives you will understand only if you see the movie. Believe me, this movie will crush you down!Do not miss it!


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