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Time of Violence (1988)

Vreme na nasilie (original title)
In the 17th century, a Bulgarian Christian region is selected by the Ottoman rulers to serve as an example of conversion to Islam. A Janissary who was kidnapped from the village as a boy is... See full summary »

Director:

Ludmil Staikov

Writers:

Georgi Danailov, Anton Donchev (novel) | 2 more credits »
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2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Freeman ... Momchil (as Momchil Karamitev)
Rousy Chanev Rousy Chanev ... The Priest, pop Aligorko
Ivan Krystev Ivan Krystev ... Manol
Anya Pencheva Anya Pencheva ... Sevda
Walter Toschi Walter Toschi ... Venetzianetza (as Valter Toski)
Vassil Mihajlov Vassil Mihajlov ... Syuleyman aga
Kalina Stefanova Kalina Stefanova ... Elitza
Iossif Surchadzhiev Iossif Surchadzhiev ... Karaibrahim
Konstantin Kotsev Konstantin Kotsev ... Karaibrahim's father dyado Galushko
Stoyko Peev Stoyko Peev ... Goran
Bogomil Simeonov Bogomil Simeonov ... Ismail bey
Djoko Rosic Djoko Rosic ... Karahasan
Velko Kynev Velko Kynev ... Velikiyat vezir
Stefka Berova Stefka Berova ... Gyulfie
Angel Ivanov Angel Ivanov ... Mircho
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In the 17th century, a Bulgarian Christian region is selected by the Ottoman rulers to serve as an example of conversion to Islam. A Janissary who was kidnapped from the village as a boy is sent to force the reluctant inhabitants to convert. The Turkish governor seeks a peaceful solution, but ultimately torture, violence, and rebellion break out. Written by Peter Reiher

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The official Bulgarian submission to the 1990 Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film category. See more »

Goofs

When the Bulgarian people are facing the Ottoman army you can see two people wearing electronic watches. See more »

Alternate Versions

US Theatrical Premiere version ran approximately 165 minutes See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Way Back (2010) See more »

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Very, very good historical classic
7 March 2011 | by asterisk-893-146033See all my reviews

As a Serb, I always wonder why my country never made any movie about islamisation of Balkans through 14-20 century. Then I stumble on this Bulgarian epic. For anyone who want to explore darkest moments from history of Bulgarians, Serbs, Greeks, Armenians, Assyrians & other nonmuslim nations under Turkish government, this is a must see film. But the best thing in this movie is solution which he offers. You begin to understand it in last quarter of movie when things begins to unravel. And at least for me, priest in this movie is one of the best clerics I ever watch. I strongly recommend it to everyone except to those stubborn (crypto)jihadist, who may get sick from it (which can be actually good reason for them to watch), and who think that Turkish occupation is second best thing in world history.


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Country:

Bulgaria

Language:

Bulgarian

Release Date:

28 March 1988 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

Time of Violence See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria

Company Credits

Production Co:

Boyana Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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