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Wagner (1998)

Elena's job is working on the percussion press 'Wagner' of 1933. This is a tragic comedy about the absurdity of one day in life, in which her dream comes true. She gets an apartment on an ... See full summary »

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Andrey Slabakov

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Andrey Slabakov
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Ernestina Chinova Ernestina Chinova ... Elena, Zhenata ot reklamata
Naum Shopov Naum Shopov ... Brigadirat, Pop Pesho, Slepetz-prosyak, Prodavach na blizalki
Julia Ognianova Julia Ognianova ... Vazrastnata gospozha, Prosyakinyata,Babickata, Selyankata
Hristo Garbov Hristo Garbov ... Mnogodetniyat, Kapitanat, Prosyak s plah, Chovek s yabalka
Nikolai Urumov Nikolai Urumov ... Joro, Bombe 1
Ivan Pavlov Ivan Pavlov ... Ekologat, Bombe 2
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Elena's job is working on the percussion press 'Wagner' of 1933. This is a tragic comedy about the absurdity of one day in life, in which her dream comes true. She gets an apartment on an installment plan. In the inclement day of November, she goes to have a look at her future property. Her happiness brought a soporific languor to her and she soon falls asleep in the empty flat. She wakes up late in the night feeling very hungry. So her trip up and down the floors of the block begins in search of a piece of bread. Written by Georgi Djulgerov <georgidjul1943@gmail.com>

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Country:

Bulgaria

Language:

Bulgarian

Release Date:

23 November 1998 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

Вагнер See more »

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Mono
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Kafka-esque, Soviet Unrealism
13 July 2002 | by fecund-2See all my reviews

In a worker's dystopia, Elena's dream of a new apartment comes true after a ten year wait. Though it isn't all she'd hoped for...

The bureaucratic nightmares of the Eastern bloc are hilariously parodied, and Elena's job operating a hydrolic press named "Wagner"- not knowing of the composer- is an appropriate ribbing of Soviet realism.

Knowing this film's history makes it more impressive. It was the first full-length feature film made in Bulgaria in three years, due to the economic shambles of the country at the time. The quality of the film stock varies, but it's fortunate that the film was made at all.

Other trivia- The female lead, Ernestina Chinova, is married to the director/writer and starred in a Bulgarian television soap opera. The spoken dialogue is stronger and more colorful than the translated English subtitles... this is according to comments the director made at a San Francisco screening.


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