Sluchayat Penleve (1968)

The three grotesque novels whose action takes place at different times of the recent past are united by a common thematic key - their protest against violence and militarism, expressed by means of a kind of absurd humor.


Gueorgui Stoyanov


Svoboda Bachvarova (episode), Evgeni Konstantinov (episode) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Naum Shopov Naum Shopov ... Major Ranko Ivanov, o.z. polkovnik Ranko Ivanov
Konstantin Kotsev Konstantin Kotsev ... Ivan Gandzhulov
Stoyan Gudev Stoyan Gudev ... Anton
Emilia Radeva Emilia Radeva ... Gospozha Krusheva
Tatyana Lolova Tatyana Lolova ... Bratovchedkata Minka
Vasil Vachev Vasil Vachev ... Bay Stoyan
Dimitrina Savova Dimitrina Savova ... Magda
Stefan Mavrodiyev Stefan Mavrodiyev ... Mitko
Evgeni Andreev Evgeni Andreev ... Kircho
Kirill Kavadarkov Kirill Kavadarkov ... Basistat
Dimitar Stratev Dimitar Stratev ... Polkovnik Kostov
Asparuh Sariev Asparuh Sariev ... Feldfebelat (as Aszparuh Sarjev)
Ivan Stanchev Ivan Stanchev ... Shisho
Vladislav Kovachev Vladislav Kovachev ... Lencho
Georgi Mindov Georgi Mindov


Three novels are depicting the period between the two World Wars. The first novella ' Musicians' is shot against the tragic background of war: the return of the wounded and the funerals of the dead. The instruction of young musicians begins with funeral marches. The main character in second and third novellas is a repulsive army officer. The second novella 'Painleve' is a story about the 'tragic' death of the favorite cock of a wart major. He compensates his inability to love another human being with the maniacal devotion to a rooster. His solicitude for the cock and its ceremonious burial stand in sharp contrast to his brutality to the starving people whom he humiliates at all times. The special care for the animal contrasts sharply with his apathy toward wounded soldiers. Even though the officer makes a career in the army, he remains an embittered recluse. The third novella 'Paying A Visit' reveals with merciless sarcasm the fate of the officer from the second novella whom we now ... Written by Georgi Djulgerov <georgidjul1943@gmail.com>

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26 April 1968 (Bulgaria) See more »

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Der Fall Painleve See more »

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Boyana Film See more »
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