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The Investigation (2006)
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Parts of a corpse have been found and a suspect, Plamen Goranov, brother of the murdered man, is detained. He denies any charges and for want of conclusive evidence, the investigation is ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Krassimir Dokov ...
Svetla Yancheva ...
Labina Mitevska ...
Semeyna priyatelka / Family friend
Kliment Denchev ...
Sledovatel / Examining magistrate
Deyan Donkov ...
Pomoshtnik / Assiatant
Hristo Garbov ...
Saprugat / Husband
Emilia Radeva ...
Maykata / The Mother
Petar Slabakov ...
Chichoto / The Uncle
Tanya Shahova ...
Saprugata / The Wife
Sestrata / The sister
Tzvetan Alexiev ...
Zatwornik / Prisoner
Liubov Liubcheva ...
Brtatowchedka / Cousin
Valeri Yordanov ...
Shofyor / Driver
Alexandr Triffonov ...
Shofyor / Driver
Stoyan Aleksiev ...
Advokat / Attorney-at-law


Parts of a corpse have been found and a suspect, Plamen Goranov, brother of the murdered man, is detained. He denies any charges and for want of conclusive evidence, the investigation is about to be suspended. Then a new investigator is appointed, Alexandra Yakimova, who starts everything from scratch. In daytime she interrogates relatives, friends and colleagues of two brothers and at night she questions the suspect.She hasn't got much time left for her family. Solitude has been her own choice and she tries to make up it overburdening herself with more and more work. Loneliness is also eating up Plamen, the tough rogue, who starts cherishing his encounters with the investigator for the chance to talk to her. The film follows the course of the investigation trough the filter of its main subject: possible or impossible human communication. Written by Georgi Djulgerov <>

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Crime | Drama




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1 December 2006 (Bulgaria)  »

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Istraga  »

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a good exercise for the Bulgarian cinema
27 November 2006 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

I saw Investigation on Cinemania 2006 (in Sofia/Bulgaria). I can say that it's a good movie for the Bulgarian cinema from the last 10 years. The director Iglika Trifonova success to tell us a criminal story with lots of references to the characters mentality and to the present way of living in Bulgaria. She was following the examples of the American criminal dramas, just situate the action in a different social environment (on the Balkans reality). I think that there is only one problem - the same as in the lot of the Bulgarian movies - the actors play. The Director uses professional actors as well as nonprofessionalists and it's makes a little mash in the relationships between the characters. The actors behavior is perfect in few moments, but there is obvious overact in other situations. Something make me a great impression - in one of the night scenes where the main character are driving in the central streets of Sofia, they blow over with another car. Wath is the interesting here? In this car are the three main characters from the Trifonova's last film ("Pismo do America" 2001

  • A letter to America). They cast a glance at each other and pass by. I

like very much such kind of funny tricks. As cinematography the movie Investigation is perfect. The Director of Photography is Rali Ralchev. He also shoots in all over Europe (take for example the European Co-production "Samsara" - also shoot brilliant). The DOP has reach a good color balance and lightning. If you see the movie you will asking why it ends this way? I don't know.

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