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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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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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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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At last, an excellent Bulgarian film
12 February 2011 | by dwigt-schruteSee all my reviews

Although many Bulgarian directors choose the fateful events of the end of 1989, and the subsequent transition to municipal democracy as background to their films, TILT is definitely not clichéd or melodramatic.

The story encompasses the fall of the Communist behemoth in Bulgaria and its metamorphosis in the early 1990s into the mafia that will corrupt a good part of the Bulgarian population in various ways.

My primary criticism in Bulgarian films used to be cinematography. TILT is, however, beautifully shot and the color grading accentuates the mood of the film.

The music/score was also superbly used, giving TILT a fresh breath of air. The storytelling was decent.

My only criticism of the film is the excessive use of profanity--after a while it felt forced.

10/10


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