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Assassin's Bullet -- When jaded ex-pat embassy worker Robert Digs is tapped by a powerful ambassador to track down a shadowy assassin, he gets pulled into the seedy underbelly of Sofia, Bulgaria. During his investigation, Robert crosses paths with a number of shady characters

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Field Agent Robert Diggs walked away from his career in the FBI and accepted the position of Cultural Attaché in Sofia... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Christian Slater ... Robert

Donald Sutherland ... Ambassador Ashdown

Elika Portnoy ... Vicky

Timothy Spall ... Dr. Kahn

Bashar Rahal ... Abdullah Said

Mariana Stanisheva ... Zoey
Ivaylo Geraskov ... Aleks
Marian Valev ... Spasov
Kiril Efremov ... Boris
Yordanka Angelova ... Gypsy Woman
Vassil Mihajlov ... Host (as Vasil Mihaylov)
David Krumov ... Pavel
Martin Ghiaurov ... Muslim Man #2
Filip Avramov ... Muslim Man #1
Petio Petkov ... The Turk (as Petyo Petkov)
Margarita Dilova ... Young Vicki - 9 Years
Kalina Stancheva ... Young Vicki
Stoyan Aleksiev ... Male Passenger (as Stoyan Alexiav)
Velislav Pavlov ... Suicide Bomber
Ivan Kotsev ... Vicky's Dad
Tanya Mickov ... Vicky' Mom (as Tanya Mitskov)
Paola Elenkova ... Abdullah Said Daughter
Milena Davidova ... Bellydancer #1
Anita Gaydarska ... Bellydancer #2
Margarita Georgieva Budinova ... Dancer
Petya Ivanova Popova
Ivelina Vasileva Mihaiova
Elitsa Olegova Pavlikenova
Alexandra Ivanova Ivanova
Boryana Borislavova Yankova
Desislava Ventsislavova Bekirska
Irina Lubomirova Stoimenova
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Anelia Dyoulgerova ... Voice over actor
Ivan Sashov ... Turkish gangster (uncredited)
Velizara Stoyanova ... Waitress (uncredited)
Antoaneta Yordanova ... US Embassy Clerk (uncredited)

Directed by
Isaac Florentine 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nancy L. Babine 
Hans Feuersinger  screenplay
Elika Portnoy  story

Produced by
Sufo Evtimov .... line producer
Beau J. Genot .... associate producer
Patrick Jerome .... executive producer
David E. Ornston .... producer
Michael J. Urann .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Simon Stevens 
 
Cinematography by
Ross W. Clarkson 
 
Film Editing by
Irit Raz 
 
Casting by
Marianne Stanicheva 
 
Production Design by
Valentina Mladenova  (as Valya Mladenova)
 
Costume Design by
Irina Kotcheva 
 
Makeup Department
Antoaneta Andreeva .... key hair stylist
Angela Angelova .... assistant makeup artist
Mark Holloway .... makeup artist for Ms Portnoy
Yana Stoyanova .... makeup department head
Greta Velikova .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Sufo Evtimov .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Katerina Atanasova .... third assistant director
Antony Tanev .... second assistant director
Paul Tennis .... first assistant director
Mariana Vodenicharova .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Atanas Apostolov .... additional stand-by props
Dirk Buchmann .... property master
Rositsa Ivanova .... scenic artist
Yordan Petrov .... stand-by props
Emil Shmidt .... production buyer
Kristian Stoyanov .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Joshua Adeniji .... sound designer
Joshua Adeniji .... sound effects editor
Boris Atanasov .... boom operator
Scott Brewster .... adr recordist
Nash Cubero Jr. .... foley editor
Robert Dehn .... sound studio manager
Derek Deitz .... foley mixer
Emil Evtimov .... sound mixer
Brent Findley .... supervising sound editor
Trevor Gates .... sound editor
Jason Gaya .... additioal re-recording mixer
Matthew Gionet .... adr programmer
Angela Hemingway .... dialogue & adr editor
Angela Hemingway .... supervising dialogue & adr editor
Steven Iba .... adr mixer
Daniel Norwick .... sound editor
Chris Terhune .... sound editor
Kelly Vockel .... assistant dialogue/adr editor
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Kantardjiev Anton .... digital compositor
Simeon Asenov .... visual effects art director
Angelina Borisowa .... visual effects editorial
Maria Boyuklieva .... digital compositor
Galina Chaneva .... digital compositor
Scott Coulter .... visual effects producer
Nikolay Gachev .... visual effects supervisor
Vasil Galabov .... visual effects coordinator
Georgi Gavanozov .... visual effects artist
Sofia Gesheva-Aleksieva .... digital compositor (as Sofia Aleksieva)
Dobromir Hristov .... rotoscoping supervisor
Rosen Ivanov .... digital compositor
Delyan Ketipov .... lead compositing artist
Nikolay Kolev .... digital compositor
Kalin Krumov .... digital compositor
Silviya Mariyanova .... visual effects project coordinator
Radoslav Misarokov .... visual effects project manager
Svetoslav Mitev .... visual effects coordinator
Diana Moneva .... digital compositor
Encho Nedevski .... digital compositor
Vladimir Nikolov .... visual effects coordinator
Nikolay Pachov .... visual effects editor
Milena Peneva .... visual effects coordinator
Nick Peshunoff .... vfx coordinators and qc supervisor
Iavor Radev .... lead visual effects coordinator
Rob Rossi .... main titles designer
Boris Sokolov .... compositor
Georgi Staikov .... visual effects artist
Adriyana Tsvetanova .... lighting artist
Desislava Valcheva .... digital compositor
Valeria Valeva .... digital artist
 
Stunts
Boyan Anev .... stunts
Asen Asenov .... stunts
Dimiter Doichinov .... stunts
Zahari Grozdanov .... stunts
Radoslav Ignatov .... stunts
Borislav Iliev .... assistant stunt coordinator
Danko Jordanov .... stunts
Georgi Manchev .... stunt performer
Stilyan Mavrov .... utility stunts
Radoslav Parvanov .... stunts
Stanimir Stamatov .... stunts
Georgi Stanislavov .... stunt rigger
Vencislav Stojanov .... stunts
Kaloian Vodenicharov .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Anton Ivanov .... electrician
Tsvetan Kostov .... grip
Grigor Kumitski .... first assistant camera
Vladislav Mateev .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Neven Mihailova .... camera operator: "b" camera
Todor Panovski .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Ivan Pavlov .... electrician
Georgi Petkov .... key grip
Valentin Tcankarski .... electrician
Alexandre Trenev .... electrician
Georgi Vasillev .... epk cameraman
Georgi Vasillev .... still photographer
Kiril Velichkov .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Katerina Goranova .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Velemira Petkova .... costume supervisor
Georgi Petrov Yakimov .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Eliot Milbourn .... additional colorist
Misha Tenenbaum .... additional editor
 
Music Department
Alex Menck .... music consultant
Patrícia Portaro .... music clearance
 
Transportation Department
Trayan Anachkov .... driver
Trayan Anachkov .... transportation
Nikolai Milev .... driver: cast
 
Other crew
Melanie Myburgh .... producer's representative
Violeta Piperevska .... production coordinator
 

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Also Known As:
"Sofia" - USA (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence
Runtime:
USA:89 min
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22 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Laughable and pathetic!, 13 August 2012
Author: botev1921 from Groningen

Sorry to say, but this Bulgaria-made movie is by far the most idiotic piece of cinema you could possibly imagine. It is hard to believe this had a budget of 5 million to work with and I guess most of it went into paying Slater and Spall, whom I would hardly imagine will take the part without a substantial paycheck. Concentrating on the actual movie, I would start with the story, which is non-existent and so badly written you could hardly follow what exactly is going on. Advertised as an action movie, the action is so little you could easily fall asleep. The biggest fight scene between Slater and the woman near the end is banal and completely detached from the entire plot (if there is any plot at all), that it makes you wonder if they just needed Slater to be brutally beaten because he was so stupid to take the part. The woman, whose name I can't bother to remember is such a bad actress, it made me feel uncomfortable and I would strongly advice her to find a real job as acting can hardly get worse nowadays...not to mention how incredibly unnatural everything she does is. I never say this about any woman, but sometimes people who are obviously terrible actors are cast because of their good looks - not the case here unfortunately, but then again I doubt there were any auditions for the role as the actress is also the writer. Screenplay-wise I would say this is the most unrealistically portrayed Bulgaria ever seen. You see scenes more suited for Iraq or Afghanistan 20 years ago rather than Bulgaria. Buying typical Arab clothing on the street in a European country is very unusual even for a movie. I assume the author wanted to ridicule the current situation in Bulgaria, where corruption and organised crime are thriving but involving some middle-Eastern terrorists and basically making it look like Bulgaria is more or less the center of modern day terrorism is moronic. I am not going to discuss the endless belly dance scenes and perverted moments involving Slater in a public place seemingly having an orgasm, but one thing is certain - sexuality does not always sell!

I would not recommend this piece of "action" to anyone, who considers themselves moderately intelligent! In fact I would not recommend it even as a joke as that would be too cruel!

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