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Pismo do Amerika (2000)

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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Cast

Cast overview:
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 Maya Novoselska ... Zheleznicharkata
Valentin Goshev Valentin Goshev ... Traktoristat
Liubov Liubcheva Liubov Liubcheva ... Medenata snaha
Yordan Bikov Yordan Bikov
Ognyan Golev Ognyan Golev
Ivan Ganchev Ivan Ganchev
Dimitar Krivokapov Dimitar Krivokapov
Svetlana Yancheva Svetlana Yancheva ... (as Svetla Yancheva)
Ioshiro Terazzono Ioshiro Terazzono
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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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Bulgarian | English

Release Date:

2 March 2001 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

Brief nach Amerika See more »

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Dolby SR

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1.66 : 1
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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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Nice attempt, but alas...
2 April 2006 | by sava_chankovSee all my reviews

All contemporary Bulgarian features share a common problem - they're more of a theater play than cinema. Although this movie really tries to escape the status quo, the feeling that I was watching a play rather than a movie left me only in a few moments - in the scenes with unprofessional actors, who really outperform the professional cast. Unfortunately, the director did not risk shooting the movie without the theatrical actors - I think it would be a lot better if she dared. Another malady of the Bulgarian cinema that plagues this film is the slow manner in which the story is told.

To summarise it: the story is strong, and the real people who play themselves are a bit of a compensation for the other shortcomings.


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