MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,135 this week

Eastern Plays (2009)
"Iztochni piesi" (original title)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 2,052 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 18 critic

Through Georgi (a juvenile) and Itso (an adult), we take a quick glance (about one and a half hour quick) at what happens in post cold-war Bulgaria.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Related News

San Seb unveils Eastern Europe focus
| ScreenDaily
Cannes 2011. Critics' Week
| MUBI

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 36 titles
created 11 Jan 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 13 Jan 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 08 Feb 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 24 Oct 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Eastern Plays" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Eastern Plays (2009)

Eastern Plays (2009) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Eastern Plays.
10 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Zift (2008)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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 »

Director: Javor Gardev
Stars: Zahary Baharov, Tanya Ilieva, Vladimir Penev
Tilt (2011)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

TILT is a love story set against the backdrop of the changing political and social environment in Europe in the late 80's and early 90's. Can this love survive the challenges of emigration,... See full summary »

Director: Viktor Chouchkov
Stars: Yavor Baharov, Radina Kardjilova, Ovanes Torosian
Sneakers (2011)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The story of a Summer shared by six young people. It all begins with their escapes from the bleak and dreary City. Each one of them escapes East of Hell... to the point farthest away, the ... See full summary »

Directors: Ivan Vladimirov, Valeri Yordanov
Stars: Ivo Arakov, Phillip Avramov, Ivan Barnev
The Goat Horn (1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The film sends us to the 18th century when Bulgaria was a part of the Ottoman Empire. Four hoodlums break into the house of the shepherd Karaivan, raping and killing his wife in full view ... See full summary »

Director: Metodi Andonov
Stars: Katya Paskaleva, Anton Gorchev, Milen Penev
Love.net (2011)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Follows the parallel stories of a number of characters who are trying to change their lives via the Internet or are simply having fun online.

Director: Ilian Djevelekov
Stars: Hristo Shopov, Zahary Baharov, Lili Lazarova
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A concert to celebrate Bulgaria joining the EU is being planned at the Embassy in London and it is the job of VARADIN, the new ambassador, to ensure the Queen attends. But with corrupt ... See full summary »

Director: Dimitar Mitovski
Stars: Alan Ford, Ralph Brown, Tomas Arana
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Neli, a bright, young Bulgarian woman, engaged to a well-off American panics and runs back home. She reunites with her drifter friends and the wild life of her past. Among stray dogs and ... See full summary »

Director: Kristina Nikolova
Stars: Yavor Baharov, Odessa Buell, Lydia Indjova
Adventure | Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After a night of partying with her friends Lora has to get herself together and attend an important meeting. At her office she finds two packages which contain two mysterious dice. The ... See full summary »

Director: Dimitar Kotzev
Stars: Milena Nikolova, Hristo Petkov, Iva Gocheva
The Sixth Day (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Kris and Silvia meet by chance in a small town and fall in love. An accident, provoked by the dark past of Silvia's father, puts a strain on their relationship.

Director: Vladislav Radev
Stars: Ivaylo Dragiev, Dika Aratlakova, Anjela Nedyalkova
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A love story about the encounter of two drifting souls. Escaping her abusive past, a woman stays the night with an illegal immigrant friend of a friend. The two get closer and fall in love, but face turmoil.

Director: Alejandro Chomski
Stars: Angela Sarafyan, Dana Delany, Debi Mazar
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

At the airport, Slavi tells his life's story to a young customs officer. As children, Nelly promises Slavi to marry him. The two teenagers are passionately in love with each other but after... See full summary »

Director: Ivaylo Hristov
Stars: Ivan Barnev, Yana Titova, Assen Blatechki
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Ivan's best friend, Kamen, is dying in an American hospital. Since he's denied a visa to the USA and can't stay by his side in his last moments, he decides to set off for Bulgaria ... See full summary »

Director: Iglika Triffonova
Stars: Phillip Avramov, Ana Papadopulu, Peter Antonov
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christo Christov ...
Itso aka Christo
Ovanes Torosian ...
Georgi
...
Isil (as Saadet Isil Aksoy)
Nikolina Iancheva ...
Niki
Ivan Nalbantov ...
Itso and Georgi's Father
Krasimira Demirova ...
...
Isil's Mother
Kerem Atabeyoglu ...
Isil's Father
Alexander Radanov ...
Drega (as Alexander 'The Indian' Radanov)
Anjela Nedyalkova ...
Angela
Kaloyan Lenkov ...
Bodyguard
Velislav Pavlov ...
Koyno
Ivan Penchev ...
Old Man
Ivan Vitkov ...
Psychotherapist (as Dr. Ivan Vitkov)
Yosif Shamli ...
Mayer
Edit

Storyline

Georgi (Ovanes Torosian) is a typical schoolboy in search of some identity and--being lack of guide, ends up hanging out with the wrong people. Itso (Christo Christov) was a drug addict now undergoing a therapy who finds himself sinking in beers. Through them, we see post cold-war Bulgaria--its freedom, as well as its confusion. Written by bojleng_utomo@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

| |

Release Date:

16 October 2009 (Bulgaria)  »

Also Known As:

Anatolikes istories  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| |

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

In the restaurant scene where Itso and his girlfriend order, Itso orders a Swedish beer but we see him drinking Shumensko, which in fact is a Bulgarian beer. See more »

Quotes

singer: [from lyrics] Inject me with love.
See more »

Connections

References Star Trek (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Inject Me With Love
by Nasekomix
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Love, hatred, violence
7 April 2010 | by (Maastricht, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Staged in current day Sofia this film portrays the effects of an all too known and all too frightening blind hatred toward anyone that is different. Two brothers, one an artistic drug addict on the mend, the other a racist. Once divided now brought back together by a single event that forever changes the lives of all.

Dark and dreary, scary and painful. Films that tangle with racism in the way this film does always are like that. It settles like a huge weight on the stomach and doesn't lighten for many long moments. It never gets too heavy though - it's just right.

The acting work is fitting, the characters displayed are real. And this makes it all the more scary. It's all too easy to feel a form of compassion for all of them, which adds a lot to the film.

8 out of 10 life altering choices


9 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Score diana_85bg
for the crew! artur-roszczyn
Discuss Eastern Plays (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?