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Operation Shmenti Capelli (2011)

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Operation Shmenti Capelli is one of the most unique filmmaking stories in Bulgaria during the last twenty years. The long awaited eccentric comedy is a personal dream of popular Bulgarian ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Delly Allen ... TV Host
Harry Anichkin Harry Anichkin ... General Gospodinov
Zachary Baharov ... Tatko (as Zahary Baharov)
Kiril Efremov Kiril Efremov
Vladi Karamfilov Vladi Karamfilov ... Karaduro
Malin Krastev Malin Krastev ... Nadejdev (as Malin Krustev)
Rositsa Litova Rositsa Litova ... Kalinka (as Rosica Litova)
Velislav Pavlov Velislav Pavlov ... Police assistant
Plamen Peev Plamen Peev ... Totsev
Johny Penkov Johny Penkov ... Psychiatrist
Hristo Shopov Hristo Shopov ... Lyubev
Stefan Shterev Stefan Shterev
Konstantin Slavov Konstantin Slavov ... Shopa
Djeki Stoev Djeki Stoev
Georgi Stoyanov Georgi Stoyanov
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Operation Shmenti Capelli is one of the most unique filmmaking stories in Bulgaria during the last twenty years. The long awaited eccentric comedy is a personal dream of popular Bulgarian actor Vladislav Karamfilov-Vargala. The title is based on the idiomatic expression "shmenti capelli" characterizing actions of people who like to shuffle and bamboozle others with superficial commitments. Karamfilov choose it as a metaphor for people with huge economic and political power. The funny comedy incorporates a tragic story in which Karamfilov plays two roles: the Big Guy and the Little Guy. Big is tied to the Mafia and the secret services. Little is an unemployed teacher, squeezed and crushed by the system, which stops his heating and electricity, has his home emptied by a bailiff, and uses him as a tool in a game. Written by Monnie

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Country:

Bulgaria

Language:

Bulgarian

Release Date:

7 October 2011 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

Операция 'Лохотрон' See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria

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Budget:

€500,000 (estimated)
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C and R Productions See more »
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Color
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Nice and true movie
23 August 2016 | by necrossumosSee all my reviews

It is a very good movie. Not worse than some of Tarantino's films. But this is a movie in Bulgarian, not in American style, so you need to look for other things, like: critique to the system - the past and the new coming one, the passage between the both. The old one is the communism, the new one is the capitalism. Both are destructive in moral, economical and in every human sense. Bothe systems create different criminals, the first especially political, the second creates gangsters and corruption on every level. Tha passage between the both systems is even worse than that, because it allows both types of criminals to coexist and be in cooperation.

In between all of this, the common man is struggling for survival and some decent living. You need not be a psychic to foresee that this would be a mission impossible.


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