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Zift (2008)

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Moth is freed on parole after spending time in prison on wrongful conviction of murder. Jailed shortly before the Bulgarian communist coup of 1944, he now finds himself in a new and alien ... See full summary »

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Javor Gardev

Writers:

Vladislav Todorov (novel), Vladislav Todorov (script)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zachary Baharov ... Moth (as Zahary Baharov)
Tanya Ilieva Tanya Ilieva ... Ada
Vladimir Penev Vladimir Penev ... Slug
Mihail Mutafov Mihail Mutafov ... Van Wurst-the Eye
Djoko Rosic Djoko Rosic ... Priest (as Djoko Rossich)
Tsvetan Dimitrov Tsvetan Dimitrov ... Sergeant Major
Dimo Alexiev Dimo Alexiev ... Private
Jordan Mutafov Jordan Mutafov ... Bijou
Hristo Peev Hristo Peev ... Warden 1
Vasil Ryahov Vasil Ryahov ... Warden 2
Veselin Mezekliev Veselin Mezekliev ... Warden 3
Ivo Krastev Ivo Krastev ... Superintendent
Dimitar Dimitrov Dimitar Dimitrov ... Mole Cricket
Yavor Vesselinov Yavor Vesselinov ... Valentine
Dj Ayvan Dj Ayvan ... Freak (as DJ Ayvan)
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Storyline

Moth is freed on parole after spending time in prison on wrongful conviction of murder. Jailed shortly before the Bulgarian communist coup of 1944, he now finds himself in a new and alien world - the totalitarian Sofia of the 60s. His first night of freedom draws the map of a diabolical city full of decaying neighborhoods, gloomy streets and a bizarre parade of characters. Written by vladislav todorov

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Taglines:

The night of the man who chewed asphalt.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Bulgaria

Language:

Bulgarian

Release Date:

25 September 2008 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

Cigoto See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

BGL1,200,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$189,486
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scenes set in the 1960s were shot in 35mm, the scenes set in the 1940s were shot in 16mm, and the scenes set earlier than that were shot in 8mm. See more »

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Featured in Balkan Spirit (2013) See more »

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Brilliant dark comedy
26 September 2011 | by sergepesicSee all my reviews

" Zift"is a stunning surprise that came from Bulgaria. Black and white noir, dark comedy with a brilliant camera work and lighting. It makes you nostalgic for the old pre-color days, when the directors had to be extra creative, and shadows warmed your heart more than flames ever could. The incredible parody spots wicked sense of humor, especially with the fake Russian songs and surprisingly quite a few homo-erotic images. War and weapons usually get coupled with phallic symbols. Eros and Thanatos in it purest form. It is an immense pleasure to encounter such talented and smart artists, these days of simplicity and proud lack of novelty.Can we have some more, please.


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