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Letter to America (2000)

Pismo do Amerika (original title)
Ivan's best friend, Kamen, is dying in an American hospital. Since he's denied a visa to the USA and can't stay by his side in his last moments, he decides to set off for Bulgaria ... See full summary »

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Iglika Triffonova
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6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phillip Avramov Phillip Avramov ... Ivan
Ana Papadopulu Ana Papadopulu ... Nina
Peter Antonov Peter Antonov ... Kamen
Andy Barret Andy Barret ... Konsulat
Joreta Nikolova Joreta Nikolova ... Restavratorkata
Krassimir Dokov Krassimir Dokov ... Tiradzhiyata
Maya Novoselska ... Zheleznicharkata
Valentin Goshev Valentin Goshev ... Traktoristat
Liubov Liubcheva Liubov Liubcheva ... Medenata snaha
Yordan Bikov Yordan Bikov ... Yordan
Ognyan Golev Ognyan Golev ... Aktorat
Ivan Ganchev Ivan Ganchev ... Uchitelyat
Dimitar Krivokapov Dimitar Krivokapov ... Mitko
Svetlana Yancheva Svetlana Yancheva ... Doda Petra
Ioshiro Terazzono Ioshiro Terazzono ... Seydzhi
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Ivan's best friend, Kamen, is dying in an American hospital. Since he's denied a visa to the USA and can't stay by his side in his last moments, he decides to set off for Bulgaria countryside, taking the camera Kamen has given him. After some time, he writes her a very special letter, telling all about the places and characters he meets on his way, witnesses to a time which is bound to be forgotten. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

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Official submission of Bulgaria for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 73rd Academy Awards in 2001. See more »

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rather the opposite title
9 January 2002 | by lora_traykovaSee all my reviews

I have been very eager to see the film as it is a rather rare occasion to have a new Bulgarian movie made in the past decade. I liked it though not of patriotic feelings only. I think that it has something very important for every film - a story line, and if you're a Bulgarian you'll know what I mean - our directors usually "forget" about the story line and crave to make great philosophic observations about life as such, immortality, etc. instead. Do they succeed - that's another question. I'm not sure that the title is the most proper choice for I felt the film rather carries a message to us, Bulgarians and not to Americans.

The acting is quite good - the film features some of the best actors of the new Bulgarian generation - Ana Papadopulu and Filip Avramov are famous theatre actors and Peter Antonov has an impressive acting experience in theatre and films as well. What I think will be most interesting to foreign viewers is perhaps the traditional Bulgarian music and the genuine feeling of authenticity which the director plausibly creates.


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Language:

Bulgarian | English

Release Date:

2 March 2001 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

Brief nach Amerika See more »

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1.66 : 1
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