Kesten is a picturesque village on the border between Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece. A French sociologist named Franæois Denis comes to the village to study the risk of ethnic conflict in ... See full summary »
Kesten is a picturesque village on the border between Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece. A French sociologist named Franæois Denis comes to the village to study the risk of ethnic conflict in this part of the Balkans. He finds out that in a place situated only 100 kilometers from Kosovo there are Muslims and Christians capable of living in peace just as they have for hundreds of years. But what is far more interesting to this western visitor is meeting the local inhabitants: Vladimír, who fills all municipal posts from mayor to postmaster, a poet whose verse has never been published and who longs to see Rossellini's The Greatest Love one last time, and a smuggler who is willing to do anything for his mentally disabled brother. It's a fascinating and absurd, though harmonious, world where anything can happen - where even wine has flowed from the water taps... Written by
Well if you aren't Bulgarian so this film could show you what means to be a Bulgarian. At the beginning you will laugh at the situation, witch are really funny, but then you will understand what really means all and you will have sad feeling because the characters are in a "dead end" situation - they are out of time, for them is no future only past. But they survive it and they survive it with a smile. This is a film about the absurd of the racialism and the hate between the people because the blood is the same.
The film should be seen in order to understand a part of the spirit of Bulgaria. Especially from non-?Europeans. 10/10
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