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Zift (2008)

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Moth is freed on parole after spending time in prison on wrongful conviction of murder. Jailed shortly before the Bulgarian communist coup of 1944, he now finds himself in a new and alien ... See full summary »

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Moth
Tanya Ilieva ...
Ada
Vladimir Penev ...
Slug
Mihail Mutafov ...
Van Wurst-the Eye
Djoko Rosic ...
Priest (as Djoko Rossich)
Tsvetan Dimitrov ...
Sergeant Major
Dimo Alexiev ...
Private
Jordan Mutafov ...
Bijou
Hristo Peev ...
Warden 1
Vasil Ryahov ...
Warden 2
Veselin Mezekliev ...
Warden 3
Ivo Krastev ...
Superintendent
Dimitar Dimitrov ...
Mole Cricket
Yavor Vesselinov ...
Valentine
Dj Ayvan ...
Freak (as DJ Ayvan)
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Moth is freed on parole after spending time in prison on wrongful conviction of murder. Jailed shortly before the Bulgarian communist coup of 1944, he now finds himself in a new and alien world - the totalitarian Sofia of the 60s. His first night of freedom draws the map of a diabolical city full of decaying neighborhoods, gloomy streets and a bizarre parade of characters. Written by vladislav todorov

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The night of the man who chewed asphalt.

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25 September 2008 (Bulgaria)  »

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BGL 1,200,000 (estimated)
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The scenes set in the 1960s were shot in 35mm, the scenes set in the 1940s were shot in 16mm, and the scenes set earlier than that were shot in 8mm. See more »

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I feel like watching Zift again...
29 December 2008 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

I saw the trailer first and thought it's great but it surely wasn't the reason took me to the cinema.I know Yavor Gardev is absolutely brilliant theater director and just couldn't wait to see his film debut. I like the movie is black and white, it's different from the usual American commercial rubbish. I love to see Snezhina Petrova even in that small bit, she is incredible...just adore her way of expression! I think Zahary Baharov is the right choice for the leading role, I was impressed by his voice-very emotional and touching. Have to admit I didn't understand some parts of the movie 'cause it's just full with a lot of symbols, difficult to catch all of them. The film is not perfect but it's a sign someone is trying to create something really good and competitive.I go to the cinema once in a blue moon but this time I went to see Zift for a special reason- to support the Bulgarian cinematography. And I'd like to do it again....sure I will and expecting a new film from Yavor Gardev /I'm really proud with his success in Russia/.

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