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Yesterday (1988)

Vchera (original title)
The 1960s was the time of Beatles and Rolling Stones, the time of sexual revolution. These events have their echo in Bulgarian English-learning school. The school order provokes a protest of the students due to the narrow-minded teachers.


Ivan Andonov


Vlado Daverov
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hristo Shopov ... Ivan
Georgi Staykov Georgi Staykov ... Rostislav (as Georgi Staikov)
Sofiya Kuzeva Sofiya Kuzeva ... Dana
Svetla Todorova Svetla Todorova ... Marina
Georgi Rusev Georgi Rusev ... Principal Tzonchev
Nikola Rudarov ... The Mathematician Barumov
Stoyan Aleksiev Stoyan Aleksiev ... Naydenov
Krasimir Rankov Krasimir Rankov ... The Inspector
Pavel Popandov Pavel Popandov ... The P.E. teacher
Maria Stefanova Maria Stefanova ... Teacher
Petar Popyordanov Petar Popyordanov ... Kostov
Christine Bartlet Christine Bartlet ... English teacher
Kosta Tsonev ... Vera's father
Boris Lukanov
Dimitar Goranov Dimitar Goranov


Back into 60s. While out there, in the West, they are listening to The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, the hippie movement is at its height, pupils in Bulgaria are obliged to be shingled, to wear full-dress uniforms and sing military songs. But for how long? A group of pupils from a language school believe they have to live differently. They are seeking for ways to shake off everything phony, to be candid with each other, to be part of a wider, much more motley and interesting world. Some of them pay a high price, other experience cruel worldly lessons, but they at least made their best to save face. Written by Georgi Djulgerov <georgidjul1943@gmail.com>

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Ivan: However, they won't say: the times were dark Rather: why were their poets silent? Brecht said that!
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Vchera is a 10!!!
14 June 2004 | by StingRea33fSee all my reviews

Thanks mainly to the superb acting of many members of the cast, especially that of Bulgaria's secret weapon, Hristo Shopov, "Vchera" ranks high among the world's film classics. Unfortunately, Shopov's acting ability and fine, expressive face have been hidden for too long from true connoisseurs of dramatic acting. Let us hope that his flawles performance as Pontius Pilate in Mel Gibson's amazing and inspiring film "The Passion of the Christ" will earn him much deserved recognition and honors, and will bring him a bounty of great motion picture roles which he so richly deserves. What a tragedy it would be if he were to slip back into obscurity inside Bulgaria. BRAVO, Mr. Shopov!!!

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