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Series cast summary:
Ivaylo Zahariev Ivaylo Zahariev ...  Martin Hristov 60 episodes, 2011-2016
Zachary Baharov ...  Ivo Andonov / ... 60 episodes, 2011-2016
Vladimir Penev Vladimir Penev ...  Emil Popov / ... 60 episodes, 2011-2016
Marian Valev Marian Valev ...  Rosen Gatzov - Kukata / ... 60 episodes, 2011-2016
Kiril Efremov Kiril Efremov ...  Tihomir Gardev - Tiso Bliznaka / ... 55 episodes, 2011-2016
Plamen Manassiev Plamen Manassiev ...  Zarev 55 episodes, 2011-2016
Yosif Shamli Yosif Shamli ...  Kirov 52 episodes, 2011-2016
Luben Kanev Luben Kanev ...  Todor Todorov 51 episodes, 2011-2016
Mihail Bilalov Mihail Bilalov ...  Petar Tudzarov - Dzaro 49 episodes, 2011-2016
Alexander Sano ...  Zdravko Kiselov - Kosuma 35 episodes, 2011-2013
Milena Nikolova Milena Nikolova ...  Adriana 35 episodes, 2011-2014
Ivo Yonchev Ivo Yonchev ...  Manolov 34 episodes, 2011-2014
Snejana Makaveeva Snejana Makaveeva ...  Zornica Popova / ... 32 episodes, 2011-2014
Lilia Marvilya Lilia Marvilya ...  Margarita Popova 31 episodes, 2011-2014
Ventsislav Yankov Ventsislav Yankov ...  Nikolay Rashev - Niki Bliznaka 30 episodes, 2011-2012
Yoanna Temelkova Yoanna Temelkova ...  Nia Tudzarova / ... 26 episodes, 2011-2016
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The specially trained agent Martin has been appointed to the most dangerous mission in Bulgaria - to go undercover in the gang of the mafia boss Dzharo. On his way he has to encounter a lot of challenges in order to completely become part of the criminal world. His task becomes more complicated when he meets the big boss's girl Sunny. While undercover he gets a promotion in the mafia hierarchy and becomes part of the world - full of crime, violence and corruption. "Undercover" is a modern crime series which realistically depicts the reality of the underground world in Bulgaria. It is a fictional series and is not related to any real persons. However the plot contains a number of real events happening in the modern life that cover the pages of newspapers and magazines-gangster wars, drug market redistribution, forgery, gun shots in the city center, corruption schemes, bank robberies etc. Written by SIA EAD

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17 April 2011 (Bulgaria) See more »

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In real life actors Zachary Baharov (who plays Ivo Andonov) and Yavor Baharov (who plays Bardem in season 4) are brothers. See more »

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Rosen Gatzev - Kukata: Excuse me... looking for dancers?
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A New Hope for the Bulgarian Cinema
10 May 2011 | by zlatinxSee all my reviews

OK, first things first - these TV series are Bulgarian. This is very important, since, even if at some point you are able to find a localized (translated) version, maybe you will understand the plot, but won't be able to feel the movie and re-live (some) of the story. Unless you come from a post-communist Eastern Bloc country.

The plot is a classical gangster action-drama, similar to "The Godfather" or "Brigada". It features nice, realistic, almost fully believable characters - actually, most of the Bulgarians can easily recognize someone they know in the movie characters: Be it the mighty, well-connected boss; or his spectacularly sexy wife; or his lieutenants, fit with the appropriate black SUVs; or maybe the cops, filled with hatred for the world they can't understand. The series don't lack action - on the contrary - in every episode there is some eye-candy: for example a hot pursuit or gun-fight. Not too much, but still enough to take you out of the theater-style in-room-only dialog drama. Actually I love the way it was shot - combined with the intriguing plot it can be considered the best Bulgarian-made production ever.

The only downside of the series is the persistent desire of Bulgarian actors to over-do and over-act and over-pronounce. Especially if compared to a Hollywood-style counterpart, the differences in the acting are just annoying. For example, all the characters use excessively heavy grammar structures and just so perfectly correct pronunciation, even in the most intimate or action-filled parts - which might be applicable to the 8 o'clock news, but simply destroys the credibility of the scene. Leaves you thinking about the bad acting, not the story, not the plot, not the intrigue. This is such a major fault for me, that the movie would get 6/10 if it wasn't Bulgarian. That is some kind of chauvinism - but I believe the otherwise almost flawless "Под прикритие"'s creators should be encouraged to keep up the lovely work.

All in all, if you are Bulgarian, you are going to love it. Otherwise, it is very probable that you will at least enjoy it.


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