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The 1960s was the time of Beatles and Rolling Stones, the time of sexual revolution. These events have their echo in Bulgarian English-learning school. The school order provokes a protest of the students due to the narrow-minded teachers.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hristo Shopov ...
Rostislav (as Georgi Staikov)
Sofiya Kuzeva ...
Svetla Todorova ...
Georgi Rusev ...
Principal Tzonchev
Nikola Rudarov ...
The Mathematician Barumov
Stoyan Aleksiev ...
Krasimir Rankov ...
The Inspector
Pavel Popandov ...
The P.E. teacher
Maria Stefanova ...
Petar Popyordanov ...
Christine Bartlet ...
English teacher
Kosta Tsonev ...
Vera's father
Boris Lukanov
Dimitar Goranov


Back into 60s. While out there, in the West, they are listening to The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, the hippie movement is at its height, pupils in Bulgaria are obliged to be shingled, to wear full-dress uniforms and sing military songs. But for how long? A group of pupils from a language school believe they have to live differently. They are seeking for ways to shake off everything phony, to be candid with each other, to be part of a wider, much more motley and interesting world. Some of them pay a high price, other experience cruel worldly lessons, but they at least made their best to save face. Written by Georgi Djulgerov <>

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21 May 2007 | by (Rexburg, Idaho) – See all my reviews

I love this movie.It's brilliant. It shows very well that period of time in Bulgaria and how life went through for the students of the English High School. My mother went to school there during the late 60ies early 70ies and many of the stories she told me, are quite similar to the story line of the movie. I think the characters are very well developed. Great Story line...great music, and the perfect ending. I really like this movie. It's one of my favorites!! I highly recommend seeing it...though there are some imperfections and some funny acting(the teacher that is English, w/ a very strong Bulgarian accent and so forth)...but as a whole I think it's definitely worth watching if you get the chance. I wish I could find it with English subtitles. So far I haven't been able to...anyway..I just wish I could play it for my college friends.

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