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TILT is a love story set against the backdrop of the changing political and social environment in Europe in the late 1980s and early '90s. Can this love survive the challenges of emigration... See full summary »

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Viktor Chouchkov
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yavor Baharov ... Stash
Radina Kardjilova Radina Kardjilova ... Becky
Ovanes Torosian Ovanes Torosian ... Gogo
Alexander Sano ... B-Gum
Ivaylo Dragiev Ivaylo Dragiev ... Angel
Phillip Avramov Phillip Avramov ... Snake
Joreta Nikolova Joreta Nikolova ... Stash's Mother
Georgi Staykov Georgi Staykov ... Katev
Georgi Novakov Georgi Novakov ... Grigorov
Robert Yanakiev Robert Yanakiev ... Sgt. Manolov
Max Reimann Max Reimann ... Bar Owner
Alexander Hegedush Alexander Hegedush ... Pizza
Thomas Frahm Thomas Frahm ... Shopkeeper
Sabine Neumann Sabine Neumann ... German Girl
Britta Fleischhut Britta Fleischhut ... German Girl
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Storyline

TILT is a love story set against the backdrop of the changing political and social environment in Europe in the late 1980s and early '90s. Can this love survive the challenges of emigration, a violent homeland and immoral social atmosphere thanks to a gang of adventurous friends?

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Bulgaria]

Country:

Bulgaria | Germany

Language:

Bulgarian

Release Date:

11 February 2011 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

TILT - Das Spiel ist aus, wenn Du aufgibst See more »

Filming Locations:

Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€1,188,541 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€57,348 (Bulgaria), 11 February 2011, Limited Release
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Bulgaria's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »

Quotes

Stash: I remember you once asked me what TILT means? If you push the pinball too hard, you lose the ball. The game is over. That's what I thought back then. Now I know, I was wrong. The game is over only when you give up. This time I won't do it. I won't lose you for a second time.
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TILT is a definite on any cinema enthusiast's 'to watch list'
27 September 2011 | by jenny_fromSee all my reviews

TILT is not surprisingly the Bulgarian entry for the Oscars in 2012. The film is beautifully shot, the story intriguing depicting the changes in Bulgaria in the period 1989-1991 in a fresh, non-political manner, with outstanding acting performances.

As a European production the film has the distinctive characteristics of independent films, however, it is not annoyingly artsy. Moreover, the visual style is distinctively creative, which a novelty for Bulgarian cinema.

What I found especially noteworthy is the humor with all the serious issues of the story are presented, not diminishing their significance, moreover highlighting them that makes the film also very entertaining and pleasant to watch.

The main premise is a love story that that however does not make TILT suitable only for younger audiences. The years the film is set to depict are important for Bulgarian history and familiar to a number of generations.

Overall, I recommend TILT to various audiences that enjoy quality filmmaking.


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