Bulgaria, Feature Film, 2016, 101 min
“Sharply executed, superbly performed.” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Tsanko Petrov, a railroad linesman with a speech impediment, finds millions of Bulgarian leva on the train tracks. He decides to turn the entire amount over to the police, for which the state rewards him with a wristwatch that soon stops working. Meanwhile, Julia Staikova, head of the public relations department of the corrupt Ministry of Transport, loses Petrov’s old watch, a family relic. Tsanko’s humble reality collides with a bureaucratic and media-obsessed professional world as he desperately struggles to recover both his old watch and his dignity. Just because a person can’t talk very well, doesn’t mean he or she is not smart or capable of revenge.
Directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov
Winner of Best Narrative Feature at the Hamptons Film Festival