Zemya (1957)

Customs, jealousy, friendship and love haul up the lives of the villagers in Bulgarian countryside.


Zahari Zhandov


Veselin Hanchev, Elin Pelin (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bogomil Simeonov Bogomil Simeonov ... Enyo
Slavka Slavova Slavka Slavova ... Stanka
Ginka Stancheva Ginka Stancheva ... Tzveta
Elena Hranova Elena Hranova ... Tzveta's Mother
Stefan Petrov Stefan Petrov ... Ivan
Kunka Baeva Kunka Baeva ... Ana
Borislav Ivanov Borislav Ivanov ... Bazuneka
Nikolay Doychev Nikolay Doychev ... Ilcho
Lyubomir Bobchevski Lyubomir Bobchevski
Naicho Petrov Naicho Petrov
Hristo Dinev Hristo Dinev
Stefan Kuyumdzhiev Stefan Kuyumdzhiev
Dimitar Peshev Dimitar Peshev
Mara Andonova Mara Andonova
Nikola Dadov Nikola Dadov


A Bulgarian village before World War I. Enyo is in love with Tzveta, a poor and pretty girl. Enyo's brother, Ivan, and Ivan's wife make arrangements for the couple's engagement. Stanka, the hunch-backed daughter of the richest man in the village, is also in love with Enyo. Her relative, Bazuneka, decides to help her. For the sake of Stanka's wealth Enyo breaks his engagement with Tzveta. Naving married the rich man daughter, Enyo acquired a large estate but in the middle of it is still a small plot belonging to his brother. Ivan would not sell the land to his brother because of an oak tree on it, which is the symbol of their clan.Ivan finally gives in his brother's entreaties and agrees to fell the oak tree, but will still not relinquish the land. Enyo waylays him while he is cutting down the tree and hits him on the head with a stone. The Enyo pushes the tree over his brother's body. No one will ever know that the accident was an attempted murder. Ivan survives but may never ... Written by Georgi Djulgerov <georgidjul1943@gmail.com>

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Release Date:

4 March 1957 (Bulgaria) See more »

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A Land See more »

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Boyana Film See more »
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