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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Georgi Kaloyanchev Georgi Kaloyanchev ... Parushev
Dimitar Panov Dimitar Panov ... Kalcho Kalchev
Georgi Partsalev Georgi Partsalev ... Glavniyat inzhener
Tzvyatko Nikolov Tzvyatko Nikolov ... Petrov, nachalnik ribna baza
Grigor Vachkov Grigor Vachkov ... Kapitanat
Stoyanka Mutafova Stoyanka Mutafova ... Baba Stoyna
Nikola Dinev Nikola Dinev ... Redaktorat
Georgi Naumov Georgi Naumov ... Telegrafistat-dispecher
Yevstati Stratev Yevstati Stratev ... Nachalnik parahodstvo
Naicho Petrov Naicho Petrov ... Parvi zam
Radoy Ralin Radoy Ralin ... Profesor Bostandzhiev
Georgi Popov Georgi Popov ... Vtori zam
Renata Kiselichka Renata Kiselichka ... Komsomolskata sekretarka
Nadya Topalova Nadya Topalova ... Shofyor
Lyubomir Kiselichki Lyubomir Kiselichki ... Mladiyat nauchen rabotnik
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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 <georgidjul1943@gmail.com>

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26 January 1970 (Bulgaria) See more »

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Boyana Film See more »
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The funniest allegory of communist propaganda
2 February 2004 | by btodorovSee all my reviews

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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