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All She Wrote (2018)

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When Aaron, an ex-fighter, turns to music after years of being knocked around and left with permanent mental disabilities, falls for Jana, an off-centered Bulgarian immigrant living in New ... See full summary »

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Niki Iliev

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Niki Iliev
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Gary Dourdan ... Aaron
Bashar Rahal ... Michael
James Tumminia ... Dr. Joseph Napolitano
Georgi Staykov Georgi Staykov
Niki Iliev ... MMA Translator
Diana Lyubenova Diana Lyubenova ... Evelyn
Luke Cousins Luke Cousins ... Foreign Commentator #1
J.J. Gonzalez ... Tony (as J.J. Phillips)
Anton Poriazov Anton Poriazov ... Athlete 1
Roy Hill Roy Hill ... Superintendant
Sanya Borisova Sanya Borisova ... Zhana
Orlin Pavlov Orlin Pavlov ... Bobby
Vladimir Mihailov Vladimir Mihailov ... Buglarian Singer
Michael Guercio Michael Guercio ... John
Katerina Evro Katerina Evro ... Mother
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When Aaron, an ex-fighter, turns to music after years of being knocked around and left with permanent mental disabilities, falls for Jana, an off-centered Bulgarian immigrant living in New York. While he recognizes that she is as crazy as him, Jana does not share the same opinion. But her brother, Bobby, an upcoming wannabe fighter, decides to convince her she is that crazy, in order to get Aaron in the ring against him. Written by Niki Iliev

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Action | Comedy | Romance

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Gary Dourdan performs live all the songs in the movie. See more »

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Excellent! Watched it twice already
30 January 2018 | by Josephine30See all my reviews

This is a movie I can't do justice to. Of all three Niki Iliev movies so far, 'Knockout' represents his best work. I really enjoyed the idea of an ex-fighter with a mental disability who earns his living out of music gigs, his old hobby. I have to admit, there is always something special about mentally troubled characters.

Gary Dourdon, without doubt, pulls off a fantastic Oscar-worthy performance. I have watched a few of his movies, yes, he has a charisma, but this is arguably his most profound one. The character of Aaron makes him reveal his true talents.

Good directing. I really liked the scene with Zhana walking on the streets of Bansko, as beautiful as she is, creating an interesting contrast with the ruins of a collapsed building seen in the background.

And the music is just awesome!

Bulgarian cinema is reviving. Slowly, obviously, but we have faith. Please, continue with the good work. Hopefully, Bulgarian cinema will get on the radar for those movie fans who have a sense for nicely told stories and terrific acting.


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Country:

Bulgaria | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 2018 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

Knockout See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria See more »

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$203,705
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2.35 : 1
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