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

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christo Christov ...
Itso aka Christo
Ovanes Torosian ...
Georgi
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Isil (as Saadet Isil Aksoy)
Nikolina Iancheva ...
Niki
Ivan Nalbantov ...
Itso and Georgi's Father
Krasimira Demirova ...
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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
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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

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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

Isil's Father: The Chinese eat everything. Even Tibetans.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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The most important Bulgarian movie for the past 20 years.
10 November 2010 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

This is the most important Bulgarian movie for the past 20 years. I highly recommend it for everyone who have never watched anything from this country. The acting is honest and breathtaking. The story is simple and so real, that can make you cry. The cinematography work is very stylish and keeps you close to the characters from the beginning to the end. Eastern Plays is an absolutely stunning piece of filmmaking. This is the movie that Bulgaria needed for so many years and for so many reasons. I am sure that such a film can be made just once in a generation. When i've watched it for the first time, i was deeply moved and shocked, because i knew that the movie will be good, but i've never expected something so strong and real. If i have to be honest i have lost hope that people in Bulgaria have the courage and will to talk so direct for such important subjects as drugs, racism and the broken bond between contemporary Bulgarian generations. Especially the filmmakers. And that's why i think this movie appears in a very important moment not just for the Bulgarian film industry, but for the Bulgarian society at all.


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