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 »
The late 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 ... See full summary »
A tenement house needs to have steam heating installed. The residents find the necessary workers to do it, sign the contract and pay them in advance. The workers show up and start their job... See full summary »
Panagiotis (Argyris Bakirtzis) and Giannis (Lazaros Andreou) are two good friends but also rivals in love. The first is a merchant and the second a violinist; one is tall and slim and the ... See full summary »
He is well educated, charming, and gallant - a dream for each lonely lady. In reality he is a skillful swindler, who robs naive women. Cheating merchants with guilty consciences are his ... See full summary »
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 »
'The Hedgehogs' are a group of youngsters who are trying to gain control of the empty space between the blocks of flats, which they want to convert into a basketball court. The resistance ... See full summary »
A poignant story of teenage love and rebellion, Nikolai Volev's film pictures the corruption and moral decay in the late years of communist Bulgaria. "Margarit and Margarita" was banned immediately after it was screened by the authorities and released at the end of 1989 to large critical and box- office success. "Margarit and Margarita" constructs a bitter "fairy tale" that challenges political debates on the role of the individual in an oppressive society. Colored by references to local problems and processes, the film offers not only a genuine rendering of a collapsing regime but also a touching observation on the failure of human values and ideals.
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