by August King
Drama - Crime
Bulgaria, 81 mins, 2017
After serving a short prison sentence in UK, a young Bulgarian emigrant returns to his home town in order to help his sister get back on her feet, but the status-quo drives him into a cruel revenge with irreversible consequences.
"Hell is Home..."
Condemned to roam the underbelly of London as a low-level criminal and a starving immigrant, Belyata (Menace) has no choice but to return to his homeland of Bulgaria after serving a short prison sentence in a North London prison, where he rethinks his existence. Upon his return in the bowels of a provincial town in Southwestern Bulgaria he is tested at every corner in the brutal post-communist reality of the streets he grew up on. In a desperate attempt to find his sister, the only remaining living member of his family, Belyata embarks on a violent journey to save her from the crushing clutches of a local extortion gang lead by a corrupt cop.
A deeply dark dramatic film about violence, inspired by reality.
Warning: The film contains graphic violence and is not suitable for children and vulnerable audiencesTitle in Bulgarian: Bandit
Country: United Kingdom
Duration: 81 min.
Shooting Format: HD 1080p
Language: Bulgarian (with English subtitles)
Written by: August King
Director of Photography: Svetlin Yordanov
Main Cast: Georgi Naldzhiev, Silvia Petkova, Yordan Krushkov, Pelo Stoev
Produced by: Emiliya Kostova, Ognyan Stoilov - August King
Production: Grim Castle Pictures
Available Territories: World
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LINKSThe Official Website
Grand Premiere of Bandit at Sofia International Film Festival
9 March 2018 - 4:30 PM at LUMIERE LIDL Cinema
Bandit at SIFF
☆ GEORGI NALDZHIEV in the main role in Bandit and in supporting role in Transgression by Val Todorov (also in NovoKino's slate) won
GOLDEN BEAR as a part of the cast of TOUCH ME NOT by Adina Pintilie
Bulgarian co-producer: Martichka Bozhilova - AGITPROP
Produced by Bianca Oana, Philippe Avril, Adina Pintilie - MANEKINO FILM, in co-production also with Rohfilm Productions, PINK, Les Films de L'Etranger
Other Bulgarian cast and main crew in the film: Irmena Chichikova (actress in the role of Mona), Ivo Paunov (composer), Veselin Zografov (sound)