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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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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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Storyline

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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based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

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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Trivia

Actor Max Freeman - Time of Violence (1988) became a successful film director in the US after his acting career in Europe. 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 »

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Referenced in The Way Back (2010) See more »

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One of the Golden Bulgarian Movies!
27 January 2007 | by grozdanSee all my reviews

This movie explains the story of the people that lived in the region of Rodopi mountains in Bulgaria during the 17-th century. This is a region in south-central contemporary Bulgaria. All the facts presented in the movie are true, I don't mean now the small details but the general idea - What used to happen during the period, that the movie describes. I read somewhere a comment for the movie, sounding like this: "The movie is interesting, but the happenings are not real." Well I will give you one incontestable fact in favor of the main line of the movie: Bulgaria falls finally under the Otoman conquerors in 1396 and gains its independence in 1878. The population before the first date is only consisted of orthodox Christians. Now in contemporary Bulgaria, besides the ethnic Turks also known as Bulgarian Turks, there is a specific group of people that speak Bulgarian language as their native language but their fate is Islam. These people are mainly located in the Rodopi mountains, where the story of the movie goes. History of the Balkans is full of blood and violence. We can live now in peace and on good terms, but this doesn't mean to strike the history out, because we all should know where we come from.


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