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A fishing boat comes back to the port. Fishermen are crestfallen, as they have caught only one very little fish. To save face, they fib they have 300 kilo of mackerel on board the boat. In their will to report a success, the port administration decides to pad out the weight. So, the very little fish is grossly exaggerated into tons of belted bonito, then into dolphin and ultimately, into a whale. Which results in celebrations, honors and awards... There, naturally, is no any whale. Instead of brilliant display of an unprecedented success, the white collars make a brilliant display of their unparalleled foolishness.Written by
Georgi Djulgerov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Like practically all Bulgarian movies, this one has slow-going dialogues, long silences and awful sound: defects which may annoy all spectators used to the quick cadence of Hollywood productions.
And yet, the work is a masterpiece. It has a pronounced political message which explains why it originally appeared in a much disfigured version; the plot is what the communist press would never say aloud: that one of the real manias of the totalitarian regimes is to advertise themselves up to the point of sheer absurdity.
There are no whales in the Black Sea, there will never be, but why not proclaim a small sardine the record catch of all times? The capitalists will grind their nasty teeth in envy.
Beyond the political message, at many points the movie is plain funny and entertaining. If the idea ever comes to you to check a Bulgarian movie, Kit should be on your list.
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