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The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner (2008)
"Svetat e golyam i spasenie debne otvsyakade" (original title)

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The story of Alex, who, with the help of his charismatic grandfather, Bai Dan, embarks on a journey in search of his real self.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bai Dan (as Miki Manojlovic)
Carlo Ljubek ...
Alexander 'Sashko' Georgiev
Hristo Mutafchiev ...
Vasil 'Vasko' Georgiev
Ana Papadopulu ...
Yana Georgieva
Lyudmila Cheshmedzhieva ...
Baba Sladka
Nikolai Urumov ...
State Security Agent
Blagovest Mutafchiev ...
Alexander 'Sashko' Georgiev as child
Vasil Vasilev-Zueka ...
Ivo Chikagoto
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Maria
Heinz-Josef Braun ...
Dr. Schreiber (as Heinz Josef Braun)
Erden Alkan ...
Turk
Pavel Popandov ...
Cafe owner
Georgi Kadurin ...
Sforza
Stefan Valdobrev ...
Stoyan
Alexander Doynov ...
Backgammon player
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What's in a game? For a young man, who has left his country behind, lost his memory and forgotten his love, the game might be the only way out. This is a story about a Bulgarian boy who grows up to be a German man. After a car accident Alex can't remember even what his name is. In an attempt to cure him from amnesia, his grandfather Bai Dan comes over to Germany and organizes a spiritual journey for his grandson back into his past, to the country where he came from. In changing places, time and transport, crossing half Europe, they play backgammon, the simplest, and yet the most complex of all games. That game leads Alex to the realizations of who he is, and that game is symbolic to the story. Destiny is the dice we hold in our own hands and life is a game on the edge between chance and skill. Written by Georgi Djulgerov <major1@mbox.contact.bg>

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Also Known As:

A világ nagy és a megváltás a sarkon ólálkodik  »

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The truth about a nation has many faces, though the facts can show some of it's nature
10 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

As soon as the movie meets the audience (especially a particular group of generations) it feels like classics. Inspired by auto-biog novel of Ilija Trojanov published in 1996 and directed in 2008 by Stephan Komandarev (coevals born in the middle of Communist era in Sofia, Bulgaria) this move is devoted to the people that were rendered "enemies of the nation" in their own country. Bai Dan is a real Bulgarian (it is worth noting that the role is played by the Serbian, Miki Manojlovic - Underground (1995)) which everyone will agree had met at least once in his life. He is a dice master who knows how to deal with the chances in life, he is brave, he is wild and yet he is naturally wise and humble Christian. Now it is time to play he's most important game - he have to help his grandson to find his lost soul. The personage's character is really admirable and like everything else in the move is marked by the natural charisma of the intelligent masterpiece. There are a lot of background symbols throughout the script and as the movie answers a lot, it inevitably opens the Pandora's box defining the post-communist societies in Eastern Europe. Political issues are presented in a skillful adjunct with the personal drama and doesn't bother with details and references more than necessary while standing in the heat zone. Perfect camera, astonishing sight-seeings - this move is a real advertisement and an open invitation for the artists and the common EU travelers.


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