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Mila from Mars (2004)

Mila ot Mars (original title)
A 16-old girl runs away from a dangerous man and gets into a faraway village near the border. Soon she finds out the only inhabitants there - nine old men and women - make their living by ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Vesela Kazakova ...
Mila
Assen Blatechki ...
The schoolmaster
Zlatina Todeva
Yordan Bikov
Lyubomir Popov ...
Alex
Vasil Vasilev-Zueka
Veliko Stoianov
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A 16-old girl runs away from a dangerous man and gets into a faraway village near the border. Soon she finds out the only inhabitants there - nine old men and women - make their living by growing marijuana and the village is actually an illegal plantation belonging to the man she runs away from. However, she decides to stay there and nothing remains the same. A girl is afraid of her past, both disgusting and attracting her. She is afraid of her present, both suffocating her and giving her wings. And she is afraid of the future as it projects both her nightmares and her dreams. This film is about the only 'bullet against fear' - love. Written by Georgi Djulgerov <georgidjul1943@gmail.com>

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28 January 2005 (Bulgaria)  »

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I Mila ap' ton Ari  »

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$38,000 (estimated)
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The official Bulgarian submission to the 2005 Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film category. See more »

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Rojat se
Written by Vataff Project
Performed by Vataff Project
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Unusual, thought provoking Bulgarian film
10 November 2004 | by (Berlin &S.Paulo) – See all my reviews

This is a film which definitely makes an intelligent audience think. Beginning with its title, and on to its mysterious locations, characters and situations, this is a wonderful film addressing issues pertinent to all generations, and any culture. The script, the acting (particularly the village dwellers), and the art direction are especially outstanding and creative.

As a bonus, the movie provides an opportunity to view a seldom-seen national cinema (at least in the West), namely Bulgarian cinema. Besides the film itself which will leave you thinking for a long while, after watching this, you may wonder what other pearls like this one from Bulgaria remain unseen by other audiences, and why?


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