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Series cast summary:
Vassil Mihajlov Vassil Mihajlov ...  Petko Kiryakov 6 episodes, 1981
Plamen Donchev Plamen Donchev ...  Malak Petko 6 episodes, 1981
Prodan Nonchev Prodan Nonchev ...  Vangelcho 6 episodes, 1981
Dimitar Yordanov Dimitar Yordanov 6 episodes, 1981
Stoyan Gudev Stoyan Gudev ...  Stoil 4 episodes, 1981
Georgi Fratev Georgi Fratev 4 episodes, 1981
Svetozar Nedelchev Svetozar Nedelchev 4 episodes, 1981
Nikola Chipriyanov Nikola Chipriyanov 3 episodes, 1981
Djoko Rosic Djoko Rosic 3 episodes, 1981
Vladimir Davchev Vladimir Davchev 3 episodes, 1981
Anton Demirdzhiev Anton Demirdzhiev 3 episodes, 1981
Grozdan Gertsov Grozdan Gertsov 3 episodes, 1981
Stefan Ilyev 3 episodes, 1981
Vladimir Vladimirov Vladimir Vladimirov 3 episodes, 1981
Lina Gladiyska Lina Gladiyska 2 episodes, 1981
Dobromir Manev Dobromir Manev 2 episodes, 1981
Meglena Dimitrova Meglena Dimitrova 2 episodes, 1981
Naum Shopov Naum Shopov 2 episodes, 1981
Vasil Banov Vasil Banov 2 episodes, 1981
Georgi Dimitrov Georgi Dimitrov 2 episodes, 1981
Anton Karastoyanov Anton Karastoyanov 2 episodes, 1981
Hristina Kostadinova Hristina Kostadinova 2 episodes, 1981
Vasil Penov Vasil Penov 2 episodes, 1981
Tzanko Petrov Tzanko Petrov 2 episodes, 1981
Stoil Popov Stoil Popov 2 episodes, 1981
Georgi Radanov 2 episodes, 1981


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1981 (Bulgaria) See more »

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Excellent, excellent and again excellent!
22 October 2009 | by slavov_111See all my reviews

Well, there are movie and TV classics in any nation; among the Bulgarian classics there is no other historical TV series as prominent and as legendary as this one. These TV series made Vasil Mihailov the notorious Bulgarian actor that he is and that is for a reason. Indeed, compared to any contemporary multi-mill. dollar TV production, "Kapitan Petko Voivoda" fades in terms of extras, preparation and additional details, but nevertheless this production has its own precious value for anyone who calls himself or herself Bulgarian.

There is something profoundly tragic in the last several episodes (the time of the "free" Bulgaria), but this is also what makes the entire production so true and so far reaching. Indeed, in most of the times there are no happy endings and this is absolutely true about the Bulgarian political history, part of which is reasonably well represented in "Kapitan Petko Voivoda".

Whatever these TV series may be, with all of their shortcomings, they have formed my understanding for Bulgarian nationality and for theatrical performance and this is how it will always be. I hope that most of the Bulgarian moviegoers, who have seen this production, also feel the same. And as for Vasil Mihailov, he will always be Kapitan Petko Voivoda for me, as well as for millions of Bulgarians.

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