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Zift -- A man wrongfully convicted of murder is released into an unfamiliar world

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Release Date:
25 September 2008 (Bulgaria) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The night of the man who chewed asphalt.
Plot:
Moth is freed on parole after spending time in prison on wrongful conviction of murder. Jailed shortly before the Bulgarian communist coup of 1944... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
11 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
I feel like watching Zift again... See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Zahary Baharov ... 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)
Krum Netzov ... Rachitis
Stefan Stefanov ... Inmate - Boxer
Marin Nakov ... Inmate - Coach
Alexander Dimitrov ... Inmate - Barber
Orhan Tair ... Inmate - Referee
Aleksander Iliev ... Warden 1 - 1940s
Stefan Goranov ... Warden 2 - 1940s
Mircho Mirchev ... Barber-Anarchist
Iliya Raev ... Uncle Timme
Mariana Makova ... The Insect Merchant
Yosif Shamli ... Raycho the Skin
Rossitsa Dicheva ... Woman in a private bathtub
Tzeko Tsekov ... Gypsy Infant
Svetla Yancheva ... Swarthy Gypsy
Gergana Arnaudova ... Pioneer Group Leader
Snezhina Petrova ... Doctor
Anastassia Liutova ... Nurse
Yordan Slaveikov ... Man with bottle of Buza
Blagovest Blagoev ... Man with Mustaches
Antonia Ara Vladimirova ... Whimpering Woman
Simeon Lyutakov ... Man with cotton balls in his ears
Petrunka Dimitrova ... Old Woman in the Clinic
Antony Argirov ... Tipsy Student 1
Pavlin Petrunov ... Tipsy Student 2
Alexander Kadiev ... Tipsy Student 3
Milen Aleksiev ... Lab Assistant
Borislav Mladenov ... Leonid
Emil Petkov ... Badzho
Yordan Bikov ... Truck Driver
Simeon Panov ... Mower
Ivan Barnev ... Tin
Tzvetan Alexiev ... Grater
Stoyan Radev ... Nail
Ivaylo Dragiev ... Waiter - at Tavern
Vladislav Todorov ... Man with Pencil
Bojka Velkova ... Lady at the Bar (as Boyka Velkova)
Velislav Pavlov ... Barman
Danail Obretenov ... Man with Bowtie
Sava Dragunchev ... Waiter
Nikolina Yancheva ... Nightclub Waitress
Yavor Dachkov ... Nightclub Band Pianist
Hristo Petkov ... Deputy Chief Gravedigger
Antonio Dimitrievsky ... Gravedigger
Lilia Abadjieva ... Lovebirds on Bench
Vasil Abadjiev ... Lovebirds on Bench
Marian Marinov ... Voice from the Radio

Directed by
Javor Gardev 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Vladislav Todorov  novel
Vladislav Todorov  script

Produced by
Lyubomir Anev .... line producer
Georgi Dimitrov .... producer
Ilian Djevelekov .... producer
Stefan Goranov .... executive producer
Matey Konstantinov .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kalin Nikolov (music by)
 
Cinematography by
Emil Hristow (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Kevork Aslanyan 
 
Casting by
Antonia Ara Vladimirova 
 
Art Direction by
Nikola Toromanov 
 
Costume Design by
Daniela Lyahova 
 
Makeup Department
Snejina Merdganova .... head of makeup department
Krassimir Mihaylov .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Todor G. Todorov .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ivan Vladimirov .... first assistant director
Antonia Ara Vladimirova .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Emil Zlatanov .... set constructor
Mitko Zlatanov .... props on set
Nikolay Zlatanov .... propmaster
 
Sound Department
Mihail Dichev .... dialogue editor / re-recording mixer
Pierre-Yves Lavoué .... production sound mixer
Petko Manchev .... sound
Ivaylo Natzev .... sound re-recording mixer
Boyka Orlovska .... m&e and foley mixer
Silvia Stefanova .... sound editor
Petar Yosifov .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Georgi Dimitrov .... special effects supervisor
Svilen Dimitrov .... special effects
Veselin Dochev .... special effects
Kiril Ivanov .... special effects
Plamen Ivanov .... special effects
Zdravko Milenov .... special effects
Filip Popov .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Veselin Dochev .... digital artist
Alexander Tsvetkov .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Emil Videv .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ivan Aleksandrov .... additonal grip
Petar Anev .... grip
Orlin Ruevski .... camera operator
Plamen Soklev .... electrician
Boyan Todorov .... junior assistant camera
Tzvetomir Tzvetkov .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yoanna Kraeva .... wardrobe
Irena Tsokova .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Cornelius Moldovan Jr. .... digital intermediate colorist
Todor G. Todorov .... telecine colorist
 
Other crew
Christina Alexieva .... production coordinator
Emiliya Vasileva .... script supervisor
 

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Runtime:
Bulgaria:92 min | Argentina:92 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Hong Kong:III (Hong Kong International Film Festival)
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Trivia:
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 »
Movie Connections:
References Pulp Fiction (1994)See more »

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19 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
I feel like watching Zift again..., 29 December 2008
Author: rain_81 from Bulgaria

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/.

Regards :)

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