A boy from a poor Sofia neighborhood - Rado who is orphan and has committed several petty crimes - is sent to a borstal, or, to put it otherwise becomes a juvenile prisoner. Unfortunately, ...
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A boy from a poor Sofia neighborhood - Rado who is orphan and has committed several petty crimes - is sent to a borstal, or, to put it otherwise becomes a juvenile prisoner. Unfortunately, however, he cannot reconcile his uncomplicated pride, sense of justice with the kind of education provided by people who are more often than not deprived of sensibility and human warmth. The order there is repulsive, the boy is seeking for freedom and often makes escapes. During one of the escapes he meets the love of his lifetime. Suddenly Rado falls in love with Benny, a student, the daughter of well educated and sophisticated family (at least, this is the first impression) and this intensify his desire for freedom and independence. Naturally, conflict is not slow to appear. The parents of Benny are panic-stricken when getting aware of the fact. They are resolved to separate the couple. Their parental love is sincere but the reality is phony and cruel. The boy's hopes are thwarted for good and ...Written by
Georgi Djulgerov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This is among the most loved of all Bulgarian films because of its realism, sincerity, heartfelt 'no frills' drama, and last but not least, Ivan Ivanov - the lead actor.
As made plain by the title, the film is about love; but love in the sense of its noble savagery, its ability to provide a nuanced perspective on what's noble and what's savage. 'All is Love' is thus a fair summation of exactly what this film accomplishes because of its beautiful exploration of the friction between the social concept of parental care and the individual idea of true love and affection. It is brimming with memorable scenes and the simple but effective dialogue all the more lends it an air of universality as the characters are all sculpted from life to the last detail that makes up their distinct type of humanity. Indeed, perhaps the real artistic merit of the film is contained in the brutally realistic way in which the characters, particularly the protagonist, are portrayed.
Of special note is the last scene - its dramatic atmosphere is different from what one would normally see in a Hollywood film. The tears are subdued, silent with no background score, only the emaciated voice of the female lead. The music gently comes in a bit later, not to make it more dramatic though but to focus us even more on the coldness which painfully sets in the heart of the main character.
The absolute breakdown of a natural rebel's will to rebel.
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