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AkaTaMuS (1988)

Two eternal opposing theses - play is our life or life is our play - are the base of music, dance and verse which fit together in this film.


Georgi Djulgerov




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ivaylo Hristov Ivaylo Hristov ... En En
Lilia Ignatova Lilia Ignatova ... Agnessa
Atanass Atanassov Atanass Atanassov ... Dinko Dionisiev
Maria Statulova Maria Statulova ... Kristi (as Maria Statoulova)
Tanya Shahova Tanya Shahova ... Maya
Filip Trifonov Filip Trifonov ... Strahil Tzvetkov, chief of Jury, boss
Iglika Triffonova Iglika Triffonova ... Kapudalieva, member of Jury
Radosveta Vassileva Radosveta Vassileva ... Former student Svetka
Jana Mircheva Jana Mircheva ... Mother with child
Martina Vachkova Martina Vachkova ... Karmina Burana
Elitza Djulgerova Elitza Djulgerova ... Smiling girl
Bianka Panova Bianka Panova ... Dancer
Dimitr Marin Dimitr Marin ... Former studemt Dancho
Ilian Balinov Ilian Balinov ... Asen Delon
Lyudmil Hadzhisotirov-Junior Lyudmil Hadzhisotirov-Junior ... Kid


It's the tenth-year anniversary of the music, dance and poetry academy AkaDaMuS. New people on stage bring in a fresh burst of improvisation. Love is both reality and an act of creating art. As in the Pygmalion myth, we see the dance choreographer En En and his trainee Agnessa bringing together the two opposing principles of Apollo and Dyonisus, eternity and transience, matter and spirit, art and kitsch. The film references a range of poets and playwrights such as Moliere, Shaw, Debelyanov, Valery Petrov, Marko Ganchev, Konstantin Pavlov. Dances feature famous Bulgarian rhythmic gymnasts such as the champion Lilly Ignatova as the female lead. Written by Georgi Djulgerov <georgidjul1943@gmail.com>

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Best of Bulgaria
26 May 2006 | by alexgrashSee all my reviews

In this hybrid between ballet, musical and cinema,one of the most talented Bulgarian poets M. Basheva joins hands with the genius director Djulguerov and the coach of many, many gymnastics champions Neshka Robeva to create a movie that represents truly the best of Bulgarian talent and culture. Starring as Agnessa is the winner of 19 gold medals Lilia Ignatova who currently leads the Bulgarian rhythmic group to new world titles. Opposite her is the actor Ivaylo Hristov,one of Ignatova's love interests in the 1980's, still an idol for many theater aficionados. Just watch the expression on Ivaylo's face as Lilia dances around him. You will identify with both of them.

Bianka Panova, another dancer in the movie, won her world title in 1987 with a record of 8 perfect 10.000's.

This is a very genuine movie where all of these people really show the best they can do...and their best is much more than many can imagine.

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12 December 1988 (Bulgaria) See more »

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Sofia, Bulgaria

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Boyana Film See more »
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