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Directions (2017)

Posoki (original title)
Multiple stories of taxi drivers while they work one night.

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Stephan Komandarev
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Cast

Credited cast:
Haralan Alexandrov Haralan Alexandrov ... Social Anthropologist
Dimitar Banenkin Dimitar Banenkin ... Manol
Vasil Banov Vasil Banov ... Kosta
Ivan Barnev ... Vlado
Assen Blatechki Assen Blatechki ... Joro
Sofia Bobtcheva Sofia Bobtcheva ... Mimi
Stefan Denolyubov ... Nikola
Dobrin Dosev Dobrin Dosev ... Andrei
Gerasim Georgiev Gerasim Georgiev ... Mitko
Troyan Gogov Troyan Gogov ... Petar
Irini Jambonas Irini Jambonas ... Rada
Georgi Kadurin Georgi Kadurin ... Popov
Stanislav Kertikov Stanislav Kertikov ... Boy
Anna Komandareva Anna Komandareva ... Nikol
Neli Monedzhikova Neli Monedzhikova ... Neighbour
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Storyline

A road movie set in present day Bulgaria, a country remains optimistic, mainly because all the realists and pessimists have left. At a meeting with his banker, a small business owner, who drives a cab to make ends meet, discovers the bribe he will have to pay to get a loan has doubled. The ethics board that reviewed his complaint about extortion now wants its share of the action. At his wit's end, he shoots the banker and then himself. The incident sparks national debate on talk radio about how despair has taken over civil society. Meanwhile, six taxi drivers and their passengers move through the night, each in hope of finding a brighter way forward. Written by Stephan Komandarev

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Drama

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The very first public screening of the movie in Bulgaria was in front of 250 taxi drivers. See more »

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Thought provoking
21 January 2018 | by athena24See all my reviews

A mixture of sad and funny thrown into the (very) bleak reality of Bulgarian life in Sofia. We see the life in the city through the eyes of the taxi drivers and the Passengers where each character brings something different to the mix. The range of people varies so we get to see this reality from different angles.

The direction and the actors are good and desptie the different, seemingly unconnected stories, there is a general feel of closure.

Not all the stories are even in their quality and the ballance of optimism and pessimism leans clearly towards the latter making it a harder watch. I also didn't agree with some of the points made by the director where singular occurrences of unjustice were the exclusive reason for a tragic effect. People have heart attack as a consequence of a stressfull office work. Should we blame the (horrible) boss or the person himself that gave too much for the work? However, this doesn't make the boss any better and in Directions these are sleazy, worst kind of people, that the director has shown well.

To sum it up, Directions is a good movie that show the hard life of ordinary people.


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Language:

Bulgarian

Release Date:

26 January 2018 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

Destinatii See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria See more »

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Budget:

EUR650,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$196,700
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