Rounds by Stephan Komandarev

Genre:
Drama
Year:
2018
Language:
Bulgarian
Format:
106 minutes
Starring:
Irini Zhambonas (DIRECTIONS)
Stefan Denolyubov (DIRECTIONS)
Vassil Vassilev (DIRECTIONS)
Ivan Barnev (DIRECTIONS)
Directed by:
Stephan Komandarev (DIRECTIONS, JUDGEMENTS)
Produced by:
Argo Film in co-production with SEE Film PRO, Deuxième Ligne Films and EZ Films
Three teams of police officers patrol the streets of Sofia in this sometimes tragic, often amusing and acutely true-to-life portrait of a society losing all sense.

From the director of "Directions" - Un Certain Regard 2017.


Sofia, November 9th, 2019. Night. As the country prepares to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the regime change in Bulgaria, three police patrol cars roam the streets of the sleeping city.
The police officers on their rounds take us on a journey through a society that is still looking for its purpose and identity after three decades of transition. These are scenes of survival and failure, of lives saved while others are lost, of generosity dissolving into social cruelty and indifference. The elusive preservation of dignity seems to be the sole point of getting through the night.

 

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