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This film shows serious moral problems in the society which become visible in an extreme situation, when happiness, trust, sense of life are so precious.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Veliko Stoianov Veliko Stoianov ... Skulptora
Lyuben Chatalov Lyuben Chatalov ... Zimornichaviya
Stefan Stefanov Stefan Stefanov ... Sueverniyat
Diana Batzieva Diana Batzieva ... Zorka
Todor Nikolov Todor Nikolov ... Gorazd
Bogumil Atanasov Bogumil Atanasov ... Nayden
Pavel Popandov Pavel Popandov ... Nikifor
Ognyan Kupenov Ognyan Kupenov ... Branko
Trayan Yankov Trayan Yankov ... Dimo
Vania Tzvetkova Vania Tzvetkova ... Dara
Vasil Popiliev Vasil Popiliev ... Deyan
Eleftery Elefterov Eleftery Elefterov ... Rad
Ivan Balsamadzhiev Ivan Balsamadzhiev ... Radista
Ventzislav Bozhinov Ventzislav Bozhinov ... Andro
Filip Trifonov Filip Trifonov ... Poeta


A team of climbers are preparing for their new mountain climbing expedition. They are brought together by their mutual love for this dangerous sport, for its challenges. They, however, differ in tempers, in problems and notions of honor and dignity. Already up in the mountain, they are expected to pull themselves together to the full, in order to succumb to the will of the leader and forget about the tensions, accumulated among the members of the team. The team of young mountaineers is scaling a difficult summit, but mid-way they are buried by an avalanche. Caught in the deadly vortex, each of the characters relieves the cherished moments of his or her life. Each character illustrates a separate theme. Nayden has to cope with the problems of leadership. Nikifor is his rival, who is destined to be the perennial number two. The Man ho Is Sensitive to Cold is preoccupied with the subject of friendship. Matters that are typically artist absorb the Poet, The Sculptor and the Cameraman. The... Written by Georgi Djulgerov <georgidjul1943@gmail.com>

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15 February 1982 (Bulgaria) See more »

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Avalanche See more »

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Bulgarian masterpiece!
13 October 2005 | by hhherbSee all my reviews

This is one incredibly movie! One of the best I have ever seen!

Group of mountaineers is preparing for the next winter hike. Each of them has his own relationships and biography in the trivial round. But when the group is in the whiteness of the snow, questions about faith, the meaning of the hike and the role of the leader obtain concrete levels. The efforts between the members are also one avalanche (the movie's international name is Avalanche) of human feelings and when the snow avalanche pounce on the mountaineers, they are covered up in the literal and figurative meaning. The few survivors give a new meaning to concepts like life, death, happiness, trust, betrayal around the lifeless bodies of their friends...

The point of the movie is, that there aren't used any sets. It's filmed in the Bulgarian mountains Rila, Pirin and Vitosha and sometimes the temperature was around -15 C. Some of the most famous Bulgarian mountain climbers (even some who had been on the roof of the world - Everest) were there to help the crew. They also played in the cascades. Also great camera work! A new vision, that I haven't seen in any movie before. Pretty good acting too, but I'm not sure will you be able to understand the characters if you're not Bulgarian.

And what is really important, the movie is based on a true story. There is really such a group of 15 members that is overtook by an avalanche around Malyovica - peak in Rila Mountain. Only 5 of them survive. Around 1970 the famous Bulgarian writer Blaga Dimitrova creates a scenario based on this facts. It is filmed in 1982 by Hristo Piskov.

One heart-shaking drama about natural occurrences and human feelings, Lavina (Avalanche) is amazing movie with an unique vision and incredible screenplay that provokes you to think about things like life, death and the sense of our actions.

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